16 Everyday Foods That Can Increase The Diabetes Risk

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / November 9th, 2019

12. Canned Fruits

Canned Fruits, diabetes

Fruit, in general, is a good source of vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. However, if you are eating tinned or canned fruit, make sure it does not have added sugar. Choose one that is canned in its natural juice rather than syrup.

Canned fruit and vegetables may seem like a great snack when short on time, but canned fruit is loaded with excess sugar, and the nutrient content is a lot lower than fresh fruit; one-half cup of pears canned in their own juice provides 60 calories and 12 grams of sugar. That’s because canned fruit often has its flavour strengthened by sweeteners.

Furthermore, the cans are often lined with a toxic chemical that acts as a preservative. So, the bottom line is that canned fruit can be enjoyed as a snack in moderation, but using these as your go-to, post-meal sweet can lead to detrimental physical health and wellbeing in the long term.


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