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Prior to being diagnosed with Type 2 I drank a glass of pomegranate juice a day for it's heart health benefits, especially in reducing plaque in the arteries.

After my diagnosis, I gave up all fruit jucies (too much sugar) and switched to fresh fruit instead.

Recently a small study from Israel says that the high natural sugar in pomegranate juice doesn't effect blood glucose levels and thatdiabetics, with our high rate of heart disease, should be drinking 6 oz. of the stuff a day.

Does anyone here drink unsweetened pomegranate juice? Does anyone's doc recommend it? Does it effect your blood glucose?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/29/health/webmd/main1947952.shtml
 

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Interesting article . . . thanks for posting it, Finnegan. I've eaten pomegranate fruit, before diagnosis, but never tried the juice.
 

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I have heard that it is better to eat whole fruit, and not just the juice. It takes more than one piece of fruit to produce one glass of juice and the juice doesn't have any fiber in it to slow down the absorption. I have eaten half a pomegranate successfully without spiking my blood glucose, but one glass of juice will send my sugar soaring.
Everyone is different. My advice to you is to test yourself before and after you drink the juice and see how it affects your glucose levels.
Good luck to you and let us know how you make out.
 

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That's the neat thing in the juice vs. whole fruit question . . . the fruit comes already packaged with the "antidote" for controlling the spike - fiber!! :p
 
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