“As a fruit, apple is particularly suitable to be used as preload food because it is well accepted, easy to carry, available all year round worldwide, and can be consumed either as a refreshing food between meals or as an ingredient of a salad appetiser.
“In conclusion, the present study found that compared with rice control, apple preload of 15 grams available carbohydrate remarkably lowered the acute postprandial glycemic responses without a negative effect on satiety.
“The sugar component can partly explain the glycemic suppressing effect of apple preload.
“Given the clinical importance of minimising the glycemic excursion on decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes and its associated complications, the metabolic potential of fruit preload prior to a high glycemic index meal deserves to be tested in pre-diabetes and diabetic patients in the hope of developing a new easy and practical dietary approach to postprandial blood glucose management.”
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