Fruit For Diabetes — Is It Actually Safe to Eat?

Fruit For Diabetes — Is It Actually Safe to Eat?


Cyrus: Now the rice fruit diet was dr. Kempner’s attempt to create a no salt, no
cholesterol diet. It’s practically pure carbohydrates. And what he found was that by feeding his
patients this diet, he could reverse four conditions: (1) malignant
hypertension, which was thought to be incurable at the time, (2) heart disease, (3) diabetic
retinopathy, (4) kidney disease. Now let’s think about
this for a second because it doesn’t fully make sense. Conventional diabetes wisdom tells you
that eating foods high in carbohydrate will exacerbate diabetes altogether. They will increase
your blood glucose, they will increase your insulin requirements, and will increase your
oral medication requirements. If this was true, then Dr. Kempner’s rice
fruit diet would have resulted in a metabolic disaster for his patients. But why didn’t that happen? It didn’t happen for one
simple reason: because carbohydrates are not the enemy. Fruits are not the enemy. Never
have been; never will be. Let’s face it. Practically everywhere you look on the internet
for information about diabetes nutrition, you’ll see the same message that
says don’t eat fruit. And the reason for this is simple:
They say fruit equals sugar. Sugar’s bad for you. Therefore for is also bad for you. Most of the
people in this anti-fruit world will tell you that there’s only really a couple of fruits
that you can eat, and most of them are berries because
they’re high in antioxidants and they’re low glycemic. Then you have people like us and others in
the plant-based community who tell you the exact
opposite. We tell you that eating fruit is good for
you, especially if you’re living with diabetes. How can this possibly be true? How can there be two completely opposite sides
saying the exact opposite message? In today’s video we’re going to go into the
actual science of fruit to give you an idea of exactly how beneficial
it can be for your overall health living with diabetes. A study published in PLOS Medicine studied
over 500,000 Chinese men and women between the ages of 30 and 79 over the course of 7
years in order to determine the effect of their diet on
overall health. We love these types of studies because they’re
performed in large numbers of people over long periods of time. For those who are living with diabetes at
the beginning of the study, those who ate fruit 3 times per week
had a 17% reduced risk for all-cause mortality, which is death from any cause as compared
with their diabetic counterparts who were eating 0
pieces of fruit over the course of a week. They also found that diabetic individuals
who ate fruit 3 times per week had 13 – 28% reduced risk for
macrovascular complications including heart disease and stroke, as well as microvascular
complications including kidney disease, retinopathy, and neuropathy. Now refined sugars, found in packaged and
processed foods, increase your risk for chronic disease.such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer,
obesity, and metabolic syndrome. But sugars
found in fruit — long-chain carbohydrates and short chain carbohydrates — come prepackaged
with behind-the-scenes players otherwise known as WAVFM: water, antioxidants, vitamins,
fiber, and minerals. It’s these behind-the-scenes nutrients that
conduct a very complicated orchestra of biochemistry in your small intestine
and in your large intestine that actually confer a
number of health benefits. And these nutrients in combination with carbohydrate,
fat, and protein that you get from the fruit improve
your overall health, reduce your risk for chronic
disease, and improve your insulin sensitivity. There’s no question that both refined sugar
as well as whole sugar will increase your blood
glucose values. Nobody’s going to refute that. The difference though is that refined sugars
will spike your blood glucose faster and to a higher
degree than whole sugars that come from fruits. You may be asking yourself a simple question:
How much fruit is too much? If you accept the
premise that fruit is actually good for you, then the next question becomes “Well, how
many pieces per day are acceptable? Should we limit our fruit intake to just a
few pieces of fruit per day, or is there actually an upper limit on
the amount you can eat?” In 2001, researchers tested the effect of
20 fruits per day on blood lipids and colon function, and
found that within the first 2 weeks, total cholesterol had dropped by about 40 mg/dL
and LDL cholesterol also dropped by 38 mg/dL. As early as the 1930’s, Dr. Rabinowitch and
his colleagues at Montreal General Hospital discovered that diets high in fat have detrimental
effects on insulin sensitivity and that diets low
in fat improve insulin sensitivity. They performed what’s called a randomized
control trial in patients with type 2 diabetes — the gold
standard in nutritional research — and found that a high
carbohydrate diet significantly reduced insulin needs very quickly. Approximately 20 years later in the 1950s,
Dr. Walter Kempner from Duke University demonstrated that high fat diets not only
caused insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes, but that
patients could begin reversing longstanding complications of diabetes including diabetic
retinopathy in a matter of days simply by eating a diet that was very high in fruit. Dr. Kempner
invented what’s called the rice fruit diet in which his patients were allowed to eat
white rice, fruit, fruit juice, and believe it or not — added
sugar — four foods that present-day diabetes nutrition
practically condemns entirely. Now the rice fruit diet was dr. Kempner’s attempt to create a no salt, no
cholesterol diet. It’s
practically pure carbohydrates. And what he found was that by feeding his
patients this diet, he could reverse four conditions: (1) malignant
hypertension, which was thought to be incurable at
the time, (2) heart disease, (3) diabetic retinopathy, (4) kidney disease. Now let’s think about
this for a second because it doesn’t fully make sense. Conventional diabetes wisdom tells you
that eating foods high in carbohydrate will exacerbate diabetes altogether. They will increase
your blood glucose, they will increase your insulin requirements, and will increase your
oral medication requirements. If this was true, then Dr. Kempner’s rice
fruit diet would have resulted in a metabolic disaster for his patients. But why didn’t that happen? It didn’t happen for one
simple reason: because carbohydrates are not the enemy. Fruits are not the enemy. Never
have been; never will be. Diets that are high in carbohydrate, as long
as they are low in fat (and that’s the most important part), lead to significant
metabolic improvements not only in controlling blood glucose and minimizing your need for
insulin, but also in minimizing the complications of
diabetes as was stated earlier. Now in 1979, Dr. James W. Anderson and Kylie
Ward published another study in which they took patients living with type 2 diabetes
who had been living with the condition for more than 20
years. What they did was they transferred them from
a conventional diabetes diet to a diet that was low in fat and high in carbohydrate, but
they made sure that they did not lose a single pound. What they were trying to determine was whether
the diet itself was influencing their insulin sensitivity independent of any weight
loss, In order to do this, they practically force-fed
their patients, making sure that they were eating so much food that they could not lose
a single pound. The results of the study were nothing short
of remarkable. Insulin requirements
plummeted by an average of 58% in the group that ate a low-fat diet, whereas insulin
requirements did not change in those eating the conventional diabetes diet. Ten out of the 20
subjects were able to discontinue insulin altogether. And those who continued using insulin
were able to reduce their dosages between 7 – 98%. The most surprising result was that more
than 50% of subjects were able to discontinue insulin completely after only 16 days on a
low-fat diet, having lived with type 2 diabetes for
many years. Now the next time somebody tells you not to
eat fruit when you’re living with diabetes because
it’s too high in sugar, tell them four things: (1) Carbohydrates are not the enemy. They never
have been the enemy and they never will be the enemy. (2) According to the evidence-based
research, people who eat the most fruit have the lowest risk for diabetes and they have
the best short-term and long-term health outcomes. (3) According to the evidence-based research
once again, there is no upper limit on the amount
of fruit that you can eat. (4) If you want to improve
your insulin sensitivity and significantly drop your risk for developing diabetes or
drop your medication requirements living with diabetes,
simply drop your fat intake and increase your carbohydrate intake and watch as the magic
unfolds. Now if you enjoyed watching this video, be
sure to like this video. Be sure to leave a comment
below about your thoughts on fruit intake. And be sue to follow Mastering Diabetes YouTube
channel. I look forward to seeing you in the next video.

56 thoughts on “Fruit For Diabetes — Is It Actually Safe to Eat?

  1. I have noticed the less fat i eat the less insulin i need i remember my levels went too low when i ate nothing but low fat vegetables and salald one day

  2. The Anderson, Ward high carb + high fiber diet was practiced on men .. Might there have been a different outcome if procticed on women?
    Why, in the first place, did he choose not to involve women? What characters de men / women have that's of value while making this decision, do you know?
    Congrats on your work! It's amazing!
    👍👍👍👍👍

  3. Incredible video! Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your research about plant based diets and their health benefits. I was heading towards developing metabolic syndrome. I discovered your channel during January 2018 and have cut out animal protein significantly (sometimes I'll have tuna or eggs) and my symptoms are gone!!

  4. Don't believe in this. There's no such things live with diabetes. The first thing you should cure is the diabetic it self.. Then no more statements of "living with diabetic" YOU CANNOT LIVE WITH THOSE WHO WANTS TO KILL YOU WHEN YOU'RE WEAK

    I cure my diabetes in 10 days with keto diet. Hard to says i hate eating meat, but i have to do this. I cut all fruits… And in 2 months i completely cure my diabetic type 2. After the healing point.. I can eat fruit again and of course you can't do same mistake again, you need to watch your sugar habbit including avoid simple fructose.

  5. My husband was doing pretty good with his levels until I saw videos saying fruit was ok.
    I started making his lunch with some fruit included and his 3 month over all reading sky rocketed and his doctor wanted to give him another Metforman.
    What did I do wrong?
    Grapes, strawberries, watermelon and cantaloupe sure wasn’t good.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  6. Ya, Fruit is a desert, not a meal… I choose Keto, High Fat, moderate Protien and low carbs…I stay full and am losing the weight without eating a shitload of food all day long, hoping to God I get enough nutrients for my body to be able to assemble some aminos… Too much inflammation when I eat too many fruits and vegetables… But that is me. Fruit is a special treat, a desert for me… Love those strawberries.

  7. I'm not a vegan (or even a plant-based eater), and I don't imagine I ever will be. Also, the raw fruitarian diet these guys (and gals) seem to advocate comes across as culty. But all that aside, I'm pretty much convinced by now that low-carb/keto/carnivore advocates have rocks for brains.

    Imagine that someone goes to the gym, sets up a bench press for 250 lbs, but doesn't actually perform the exercise, and instead just goes home. But the next day, (s)he brags, "I didn't fail to bench press 250 lbs yesterday!"

    So, you ask, "Wow… You can bench press 250 lbs?"

    And they say, "Well, I didn't actually lift it. But I didn't fail at it!"

    Not even making the attempt, and therefore not-failing is not the same as winning. Unless you can eat a piece of cake without out-of-the-sky postprandial glucose levels, you didn't cure anything. Claiming that diabetes is "reversed" with a low carb diet is just semantic masturbation.

  8. This is TOTAL nonsense!! My guess…you've been used by wicked people to throw people off the right path to make them sick. So evil.😬

  9. Here's a breakdown of the basics. You can either eat high fat/low carb, or low fat/high carb, but don't ever eat high fat/high carb. High fat/low carb will cause insulin resistance. Low fat/high carb will cause insulin sensitivity. Your body will adapt to bringing fat into the cells for energy, or it will adapt to bringing glucose into the cells for energy, with insulin as the determining factor. But in the long term, low fat/high carb is healthier and is the body's primary choice for optimal function. High fat/low carb is what the body has adapted to for survival mode and can calm a dysregulated nervous system (this is meant to be temporary). Low fat/high carb is what the body prefers when in thrival mode, with a regulated nervous system. You may even find yourself going back and forth between the 2, depending on the state of your nervous system and ability to adapt to stress. One way of eating is not better than the other. We're adapted for both. It all comes down to what your body needs right now.

  10. I will start by saying I eat and believe in a whole food plant based diet. Just some interesting thoughts… 
    High carb, lots of fruit works well only if fat intake is low. On the flip side, keto advocates say high fat works well only if carbs are low. It seems like you can just choose either side? As long as you don't have high fat, high carb together you will be doing ok? I have seen many people switch from their s.a.d. (standard american diet, eating fast food and processed junk) to a whole food Keto diet with animal products and have health benefits. They lost weight, look and feel better. I have also seen many people switch from a s.a.d. to plant based whole food and have amazing results as well. Although I feel its better to go vegan for the planet, the animals, and probably long term health it seems like keto is a step closer to eating food from the earth and stop eating all the processed crap.

  11. Fruits are not equal, some fruits can actually raise your blood glucose..
    Here's the video links below👇

    https://youtu.be/iGogtod-Bm0
    https://youtu.be/yAnS0WGU2dc

  12. What do you think about this?
    https://youtu.be/4FNZVMFWWFE
    According to this link, you can not eat all the fruits the same way!

  13. Boy a whole bunch of false informations here. I'm Asian and my diets was rice,vegetables,and fruits. I don't drink milk, juice, or eat any American process packaged foods. Very little meat and fat are in my diet and still develope diabetes. I have reverse my diabetes with KETO and got off all medication.
    Nothing but propaganda for vegan diet in my opinion.
    Edit: Let me see those study? Links please

  14. I tried this and I know he didn't lie. Magical. But I constantly get hungry even though I make sure I eat enough calories for maintenance.

  15. This was really helpful – I've been terrified of fruit for decades, for fear it would cause weight gain and exacerbate insulin resistance.

  16. I tried for a week or more and felt like I was dying I don't receive insulin either might get it eventually but honestly can't handle more then one small fruit. You're promoting this to people who produce almost no insulin. And to people who have gegestional diabetes and basically it spikes and drops sugar. I can eat a small fruit here and there but until I have insulin I can't deal with the physical pain of having high glucose reading. Honestly I ate too Many sweet potatoes withcarrots and felt horrible. My point is this fruit thing will not work for everyone. I do better eating salad with chicken or salmon. Sugar is sugar if someone has insulin they're probably going to do fine when you already lack insulin you're overworking what's left of your pancrease.

  17. I believe you but you didn't go into the science of it. Please redo giving the mechanics, biochemistry and physiology of this.

  18. Hurray, great info. I've been on a fruit diet for 3yrs and feel great on it. Got on this from following Dr Morse youtubes.

  19. Not diabetic but I have reactive hypoglycemia. My doctor told me to adopt a Keto low carb diet. Initially I lost about 7 pds, and then gradually gained 30 over the last 7 years while in ketosis. Along time again when I lost significant weight ( long before the hypoglycemia diagnosis) I recall losing 40’pds by eating a low fat diet primarily with carbs, but some lean practically fat free protein. I lost weight very quickly, and kept if off. Where I believe I went wrong was eating simple carbs and not complex carbs. Time to try this again, the right way!!! The fiber and eating low fat makes a huge difference.

  20. Love it ! Can you show a full menu for some of your test persons. We are many who want to do the same thing, but don't know what to buy.

  21. This makes no sense to me. I have been a vegetarian for more than forty years eating Low fat high carb diet, wholemeal rice bread etc.Now I find Im pre diabetic. I am testing my blood regularly and realise that high carbs raise my blood sugar whereas fat does not. I do think we are all individual though and different carbs react differently with different people.

  22. I have been aware of Dr. Kempner's work for years thanks to Dr. McDougall. It is fascinating and inspiring – I thought. However, once I started obsessively tracking my BS before and after eating (1 & 2 hours) to determine what foods affect me most, I discovered the following: Beans raise my glucose 80 points (Lentils only 20+). ANY grain – same spike as beans. Potatoes 35-40 point spike (about 10 points less for "sweet" potatoes). And now fruit as well – even berries! I eat 100% organic plant based whole foods, no oils/fats, no nuts/seeds/avocados. I take Metformin ER 500 mg 2 x day and Berberine 500 mg 3 x day along with AMLA powder 3 x day.

  23. Not buyin' it. Any white grain will spike your A1c, Rice? Bananas? no thnx. I dropped my blood sugar from 6.9 to 6.1 in 3 months. Red meat, eggs, cheeses, and green vegs. Zero carbs or sugar

  24. As a personal experience, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and put on a ketogenic diet and metformin. It took a while but my fasting blood glucose went down but stalled. I wasn't feeling great on the keto diet and one day I decided to lower fat intake and increase rice intake about 50 grams plus a grapefruit. That same day glucose went down to 98 from 120. I think low carb works simply because you're not eating carbs and your body is using fat as the main source of energy but it doesn't quite fix the underlying problem and in fact it may make it worse even though it is not apparent. However, as long as you can eat keto for the rest of your life, I think you'll be ok. The low fat, high carb approach actually works on fixing the underlying problem instead of just masking it. A way to look at it is if you have an engine that runs on gas and alcohol then one day the gas system stops working then you have two choices : you can figure out a way to increase the engines capacity to burn alcohol and make up for the loss of gas or you can fix the gas system. Keto is like increasing the engines capacity to burn alcohol while low fat high carb fixes the engine. Both options will get you running again but I rather fix the engine.

  25. I am sorry but its neither true nor make any sense.Fruits contain a lot of sugar that immediately spikes blood sugar and create insulin response.How could it benefit an already insulin resistant person whose body cells are already packed with too much sugar and not responding to insulin…? I am prediabetic and by following Dr Sten and Dr Berg I.e cutting down sugars and reducing carbs gained a lot of benefit by reducing body weight and lowered my HBA 1C.Please don't misguide people in serious issue such as health.Fruits are great but for metabolically healthy people not for diabetics.

  26. The lighting in this video is TERRIBLE!!! It makes you look green and yellow and very sickly. Your message will be much more effective with proper lighting!

  27. Thank you Cyrus. You are such a nice blessing to me. So good to now when you have Diabetes and failing because I listened to my Doctor too long.. lol Great to be able to eat fruit. I use to eat it but stopped when I was afraid to eat it any longer.. The Doctors scared the Bee Gee Bees out of me with no fruits and low carb foods but nothing about limiting fat.. Actually they encouraged eating fat and lots of meats.. Youck.. I never have loved meat and dont like what they do to the poor animals. I got off meats 2 years ago after watching Dr Mcdougals lectures and felt so much better. Everything got better except my Diabetes which my A1c is 6.9 as of a few months ago.

  28. One Eating Fruit in its whole form will never be the issue especially if you include the edible skins as well. The issue is when you remove the dietary fibre like in juicing that can present a problem for spiking blood sugar as dietary fibre prebiotic acts as a buffer to slow down the insulin requirements from the digestive organ called the pancreas.

    Two -The real problem is when you cook the fruits like in jam preserves. This kind of food will enlarge the pancreas organ such as with white rice. Cooked foods of all kinds are lacking in enzymes to force the pancreas to work extremely hard to break down the cooked starchy foods like cooked fruits.
    Three – All fruits must be eaten fresh raw and organic first choice that includes the edible seed vitamin B-17 and the skins. Most of the nutrition is located just under the skin where all the bioflavonoids are located.
    Four- For about 6 million years our ancestor forgathers have consumed whole raw vine-ripened fruits for health. Fruit trees set their roots very deep into the ground and out of reach of surface agricultural chemicals so they are the least toxic of the plant kingdom. Our closes cousins the wild chimpanzee will often take fresh whole fruits and wrap fresh leafy greens around the fruit and eat them this way and so does the good earth chef as well. Thank You, Holistic Chef,, Barry Anderson

  29. Ok keto or high carb? Dr. Fung and IF and keto proponents have many cases of diabetic patients that were able to get rid of their DM meds. This guy is giving us studies where patients were able to reduce meds by 50% so I’d say I would rather be on no meds than less meds. Also which one can you stick with , low carb and high fat or high carb low fat diet? I think
    it’s good to try each diet but with close monitoring of blood sugar and other blood test to see which one works better. I have a strong suspicion that low carb/ keto works better.

  30. guys you can go to channel beat diabete man make good idea ear food and see how much his blood glucose after eating food and he eat fruits and his blood glucose go to 181 after 30 min go and check it

  31. I have type 2 and i eat fruits but small portions i half everything yea my sugar spikes but goes down without having to use insulin if im going to cheat i would rather do it with fruits than candy cake etc.etc.

  32. Experiment: Cooked rice plus mangos & blueberries. Result: tired, not wanting to move, feeling chilly. Must be a bad combination.

  33. This diet must be for Californians who can also import fruits from overseas!

    And what about the inuit? Will they get fruit, too?

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