Remission Possible for Type 2 Diabetes
An intensive low-calorie diet involving a total daily intake of 700 calories for 8 weeks is associated with the remission of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes in almost 9 out of 10 people. Research led by the University of Cambridge shows that a modest weight loss of 10% is enough to possibly get rid of the disease in the first 5 years of diagnosis.
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Monk fruit, also known as lo han guo or Swingle fruit, is a small round fruit native to southern China. Monk fruit gets its sweetness from natural compounds called mogrosides and the sweetness ranges from being 150-200 sweeter than sugar.
Due to its sweetness level, a lot of people may ask this question: Can people with diabetes consume monk fruit?
The answer is YES. It is because of the mogrosides in monk fruit which doesn’t raise blood sugar levels, making it a safe option for people with diabetes. Besides, it has been given the stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and given the title of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). Moreover, studies demonstrated that it also contains antioxidants which can fight off free radicals to reduce health problems such as cancer and heart disease.
Monk fruit sugar has been approved for general use in the U.S., so children and pregnant people can enjoy it as well. If diabetic patients want to drink monk fruit beverages, be mindful of the added sugar and study the product label, as many monk fruit beverages on the market still contain a high level of sugars.
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