Surprising new research has
shown that fruit juice drinks greatly increase
the risk of type 2 diabetes.
“Stay away from fruit
juice drinks” was the message delivered
in relation to the study published by the American
Diabetes Association (ADA).
The American Diabetes Association
(ADA) published the results of a study of over
4,500 people to help determine factors associated
with the risk of diabetes. Researchers found
that: “An additional daily serving of
fruit juice increased the likelihood of developing
diabetes by 18 percent”
In response to the ADA publication,
diabetes researchers stated, “This is
a significant finding, particularly because
of the large subject pool studied, and the high
rate of risk linking fruit juice drinks and
The most popular new designer
fruit juice drinks are made from a variety of
fruits, including Noni, Goji, Mangosteen, Acai,
Amalaki, and Jujube. All these fruits, as well
as any other fruit, carry the risk of increasing
obesity and type 2 diabetes due to their glycemic
response, Cephalic response (CPIR), and fat-storing
Fruits in a liquid, juiced state
have very different obesity and diabetic risk
factors than actual raw fruit. Juicing fruits
completely changes the nature of a fruit, altering
its metabolic actions. Low Glycemic raw fruits
may be consumed in moderation, but juiced fruits
should be avoided.
This is especially true in children,
as adipose tissue fat cells can be triggered
to increase in size and amount during childhood.
Fruit juices send a message to human fat cells
to become larger and more abundant, leading
to higher incidence of obesity and diabetes.
Triggering adipose tissue fat
cells in childhood is a sure way to create an
obese and/or diabetic adult, as these types
of fat cells cannot be removed once they are
created. Dieting becomes an extreme challenge
once a child has developed too many fat cells,
as fat cells can only be flattened
but not reduced in number. Adults who find that
diets don’t work, can blame the excess
plethora of fat cells that were created in childhood.
Designer fruit juices became
popular due to their high-ORAC values. ORAC
stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity,
as related to the Free Radical Theory of Aging.
Many fruits carry phytochemical benefits, but
researchers caution that “The benefits
of high-ORAC fruits do not overcome the high
risk of obesity and diabetes associated with
ingestion of fruit juices. High-ORAC antioxidants
can be found in spices, berries, and legumes.
According to the 2007 United
States Department of Agriculture List of ORAC
Values for Foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts,
seeds, and grains possess high ORAC values.
In order to legally define or state the propensity
of a specific fruit juice to elevate
obesity, diabetes, and fat-storage risks in
human, human In-Vivo clinical trials are required.
These trials should be designed to determine
glycemic response (per FDA 21 CFR Guidelines),
Cephalic (Brain-Glycemic-indexing) Response,
and Adipose Tissue Fat-Storage.
The Glycemic Research Institute
has received Certification by the federal
governments in the United States, Canada, and
United Kingdom to conduct these approved trials,
and has a 25-year history of FDA & FTC claims