=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === Eating two portions of whole fruit including the skin and pulp can help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as 36 per cent, study found.
More than 7,600 volunteers involved in an Australian diabetes and obesity study provided information on their fruit and fruit juice intake for this new research.
People who eat two servings of whole fruits – but avoided drinking fruit juice – were a third less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than someone who avoids fruit, the team from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia discovered.
For the study researchers had volunteers list how often they eat different types of fruits including apples, bananas, oranges, peaches, pears and plums.
The drop in risk only applied to whole fruits, that is where you consume every edible part such as the skin, pulp and flesh as they contain vital nutrients and minerals.