LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in Nutrition & Diabetes shows equal glucose response to fruits blended in a NutriBullet 600 and fruits consumed whole. Both consumption methods yield significantly less glucose plasma levels than glucose water consumption or fruit juice.
Due to NutriBullet blenders' ability to break down food particles to their smallest size, health professionals had previously assumed the extracted nutrients and sugars would cause rapid glucose absorption which would spike sugar levels. This study provides the first scientific evidence to the contrary.
A controlled, long-term observation study of more than 7,000 nurses suggests fruit juice consumption increases risk of Type 2 Diabetes, while consuming whole fruits lowers risk. For some, this led to the assumption that blended fruits had the same effect on blood glucose levels as juiced fruits, where fiber is removed. This study shows these two preparations were unequivocally not the same.
"This empirical data opened the door for health professionals to use NutriBullet blenders as part of a dietetic strategy to help people with glycemic control," said Dr. Susie Rockway, VP of Research & Development and Nutritionist at NutriBullet LLC. "The results of utilizing our Nutrient Extractor in the consumption of fruits has been groundbreaking and something we're excited to share with the general public as a way to increase fruit intake, worry free."
Volunteers served as their own controls in a crossover design study performed at the School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences in the UK. Volunteers consumed a test "meal" and then had their plasma glucose levels obtained every 15 minutes. Test "meals" were (1) whole fruit (mango), (2) blended mango or (3) a blended mix of fruits. Their plasma glucose levels were compared to a glucose control (25 grams of glucose in 125 milliliters of water), otherwise called "juice."
The mixed fruit, which naturally provided roughly 12 grams of dietary fiber, had significantly lower glycemic index value (GI) than both the whole fruit and the glucose control. Furthermore, the group who drank the mango blended in the NutriBullet, the world's original nutrient extractor, had the same GI compared to the group consuming an equivalent amount of whole fruit. Both the whole fruit and blended fruit were significantly lower than the glucose control group.
These results demonstrated that unlike fruit juice consumption, blended fruit consumption – particularly fruits high in fiber – does not have a negative impact on blood sugar.
About NutriBullet, LLC.
Launched in 2012 by Capital Brands, LLC., NutriBullet LLC. is a premier nutrition and wellness company that provides quick, easy and delicious ways to maximize vegetable and fruit intake on a daily basis. For over 15 years, Capital Brands has been providing tools that improve health by optimizing nutrient intake. NutriBullet is available at major North American retailers, including Wal-Mart, Costco, Canadian Tire, Target, Kohl's, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Macy's. NutriBullet is also sold worldwide through appointed distributors in Australia, New Zealand, Western/Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.