Consumption of Fruit Associated with Lower Diabetes Risk

9/5/2013 12:55 PM

Study after study continues to confirm the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables.  This week, a new study was released from the Harvard School of Public Health where researchers found an association between eating at least two servings of fruit a week and having a 23 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.   Blueberries, grapes and apples seemed to be especially linked with the reduced diabetes risk.  Prunes, apricots, peaches, raisins, bananas, oranges, strawberries and grapefruit were also included in the study.

This is more good news for consumers since the fruits included in the research are popular, plentiful and often kids’ favorites.  It also seems to illustrate the nutritional punch of these healthy foods. 

The study findings further support the Alliance for Food and Farming’s message to consumers – choose either organic or conventional fruits and veggies but choose to eat more.  Both are safe and eating a diet rich in fruits and veggies is always the right choice for improved health and a longer life.

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