Porrazza Nutrition Podcast

Ep 4 - What the Fruit?!

Episode Summary

Is this episode, Felicia discusses some of the misconceptions around fruit. Often her clients are under the impression that the sugar in fruit can be harmful, and her diabetic clients are often unnecessarily cautious when it comes to eating fruit. Felicia Porrazza is a registered and licensed dietitian with a masters degree in dietetics administration, ACSM certified personal trainer, nutrition faculty instructor at Bucks Community College, and owner of Porrazza Nutrition. In her private practice, she works one-on-one with clients to help them develop an understanding of healthy eating and fitness. Felicia is a provider for insurance companies, but also works with clients out-of-pocket. She specializes in combining plant-based eating with fitness programs, specifically targeting beginner strength-training.

Episode Notes


-”The Relationship Between Vegetables and Fruits Intake and Glycosylated Hemoglobin Values, Lipids Profiles and Nitrogen Status in Type II Inactive Diabetic Patients” 


-Excerpt: “Intake of vegetables and fruits may reduce the glycosylated hemoglobin, therefore choosing the appropriate diet with high fruits and vegetables may help to develop antioxidant defense and reduce the HbA1C in diabetic patients.”- 

”Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies” 

-https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... -Excerpt: “Higher fruit or green leafy vegetables intake is associated with a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.” 

“Fresh fruit consumption in relation to incident diabetes and diabetic vascular complications: A 7-y prospective study of 0.5 million Chinese adults” “

-Higher fresh fruit consumption was significantly associated with a lower risk of developing diabetes, and also with a lower risk of dying or developing vascular complications among those who have already developed diabetes.” 

-Link to research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti... 

“Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies” 

-Excerpt: “Greater consumption of specific whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas greater fruit juice consumption was associated with a higher risk.” 

-Link to research: https://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f... 

“Effect of fruit restriction on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes – a randomized trial” 

-Excerpt: “We recommend that the intake of fruit should not be restricted in patients with type 2 diabetes.” 

-Link to research: https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/... 


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