In a powerful study that tracked the dietary habits of over 200,000 US adults for up to 26 years, apples and blueberries popped off the page as being supreme foods for type 2 diabetes protection. Relative to the lightest blueberry eaters, blueberry lovers (two or more servings a week) were 23 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Regular apple eaters (5 or more a week) also enjoyed a 23 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Apples and blueberries are uniquely high in a class of potent plant antioxidants called flavonoids that are thought to be the “active ingredients” in these superstar foods.
I eat berries (fresh or frozen) every day of my life and strive to eat lots of apples too.
(American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Online February 22, 2012)
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