Sugar in Fruit?

Allan R. Handysides is a board-certified gynecologist and a former director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department.

Peter N. Landless a board-certified nuclear cardiologist, is director of the Health Ministries department of the General Conference.

As a type 2 diabetes patient, I was told not to eat fruit because of the high sugar content. What do you advise?

We regularly recommend a diet that is balanced and includes whole fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, and modest amounts of low-fat dairy or dairy equivalents. Dairy equivalents are vitamin B12-fortified soy drinks and egg replacements.

We emphasize “whole” foods because such foods contain a natural balance of fiber and nutrients such as thiamine (vitamin B1) and avoid unnatural concentrations of one …

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