As a type 2 diabetes patient, I was told not to eat fruit because of the high sugar content. What do you advise?

We regularly recommend a diet that is balanced and includes whole fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, and modest amounts of low-fat dairy or dairy equivalents. Dairy equivalents are vitamin B12-fortified soy drinks and egg replacements.

We emphasize “whole” foods because such foods contain a natural balance of fiber and nutrients such as thiamine (vitamin B1) and avoid unnatural concentrations of one kind of nutrient over another.

Some years ago, when the world took note of proponents of a vegetarian diet, much criticism arose arguing that vegetarians could not obtain sufficient protein in their diet. This has long ... »
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