Is fruit juice helpful to lower my blood sugar?

on 5/23/16 4:33 pm

My doctor says that anything all natural is good for my body and blood sugar.  My favorite drink is pineapple juice.


Does this have an effect on diabetes

Teena D.
on 6/1/16 8:53 am - Oshawa, Canada
RNY on 01/12/17

I've always read that fruit juices are a no but it is always best to check with your doctor or dietician.  Most fruit juices contain the sugar of several fruits and none of the fiber that you would get from eating the fruit itself. If anything, I would think it could raise your blood sugar. The sugar content of most juice is the same or worse than soda/pop.

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on 7/10/16 9:43 am

Yes i have always been told to eat the whole fruit.  Juices, unless you are trying to treat a low, is a no-no.  

on 7/20/16 4:00 am

I have read in a blog that people with diabetes should limit their pineapple consumption due to its high carbohydrate content and glycemic index. 

on 1/3/17 12:19 pm
RNY on 02/16/17

Fruit juice is like liquid sugar... even if it is all natural. Fruit (and fruit juice) is high in sugar, but, at least when you eat the whole fruit you are getting some fiber which can help slow the release of sugar a bit. Drinking juice is like a sugar highway.

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on 2/9/17 3:25 am

people with diabetes need to moderate their fruit juice intake as larger glasses of juice can substantially raise blood sugar levels.The key is to In addition, more recently, regular consumption of fruit juice has been linked with an increase in diabetes risk.

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