A Way to Eat Oranges

By CanPhotog Latest Reply 2014-12-22 16:18:22 -0600
Started 2014-12-20 16:56:09 -0600

I know that fruit juice is a big NO for me. I saw a video recently that explained that if you cut the surface of the skin off an orange (just the orange part, not the pulp below the color), then put the whole fruit into a blender and blended for around 40 seconds, you can consume the orange as a diabetic. The premise was that the fiber in the fruit, slows down the uptake of the glucose in the orange and makes it OK. The 40 seconds was to keep from heating up the contents as this will destroy the vitamin C in the fruit. Does this make sense?

7 replies

haoleboy 2014-12-22 16:18:22 -0600 Report

as long as you include the whole fruit (less the peel) there is no nutritional difference between the "juice" and the fruit and no difference in its effect on your blood glucose levels.


jayabee52 2014-12-22 08:15:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Can
Do you have a link to that video?
And is there any reason the orange skin is cut off? Why not just throw the whole orange in and puree the whole thing?

I understand the premise and it stands to reason that it would be similar to eating the orange. The question in my mind would be how does it work for one's own particular metabolism?

I would suggest following the proceedure outlined here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14... to determine whether a food plays nice with your metabolism or not.

God's best to you


CanPhotog 2014-12-22 09:46:00 -0600 Report

Good point, Jayabee52. The only downside to the whole orange is that you get to experience the benefits of the orange being one of the most sprayed (with toxic bug killers) fruits. Here is the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpEMLYvG2is
Would be interested in your thoughts.

jayabee52 2014-12-22 10:05:53 -0600 Report

Hadn't really considered the bug spray angle. Good point!

Thanks for the link to the video. Saw no problems with what was contained on the vid except one little point was toward the end he said "And you know too much sugar leads to diabetes . . . ." which is a gross oversimplification.

And you certainly may call me James.

Glucerna 2014-12-21 17:17:57 -0600 Report

It's curious to me since often OJ we buy in the store does contain fiber. I don't think there will be a significant difference between making your own OJ this way and purchasing it, but you could try it and see how it affects your blood sugar levels. Does eating an orange work for you? ~Lynn @Glucerna

CanPhotog 2014-12-22 07:44:06 -0600 Report

I still wonder… if you can eat the fruit, and it is considered ok for you, why can't you eat the blended fruit? As far as there being little or no difference between bought OJ with pulp and this method, there is very little pulp in store bought OJ, while the results of this blending with all but the surface of the orange included is definitely different. It even looks different, much like an orange Julius.