Diabetes type 2: Drink one small glass of fruit juice a day to control blood sugar

“This is why it’s better to eat whole fruit, rather than fruit in the form of juice or a smoothie.

“Fruit juice and smoothies, on the other hand, have most of the fibre (roughage) removed when they are made and it’s very easy to drink large quantities in a short space of time.

“This means you could be drinking a lot of extra calories, carbs and sugar.”

So how much fruit juice should you limit yourself to a day?

The charity says while it’s better to eat whole fruit than drink fruit juice or smoothies, if you ant to have some it’s better to limit the quantity to the recommended portion of one small glass a day (150ml) and make sure your drink goes further by diluting it with water.”

Diabetes type 2 is usually diagnosed following blood or urine tests carried out by your GP.

But if symptoms do show, they can include peeing more than usual, particularly at night, feeling thirsty all the time, feeling very tired, and losing weight without trying to.

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