Many people believe that once you’re diagnosed with diabetes, it’s necessary to start a restrictive diet that will last for the rest of their life.
And the fact is that there are some foods that really should be avoided, but the changes don’t have to be so radical.
In today’s video, you’ll learn about 6 vegetables that any diabetic can eat! It’s important for diabetics to choose their foods well, because they can literally be the difference between life and death.
A good diet is undoubtedly the best defense a diabetic has against high blood sugar levels. And, of course, you’ll find in nature the best foods to fight and control various diseases, including the dreaded hyperglycemia or diabetes.
Did you know that not all vegetables are suitable for diabetics?
Although they’re natural products, not all vegetables can be consumed by people with diabetes. For example, starchy vegetables and legumes aren’t recommended for diabetics.
This is the case with potatoes and beets. While starch is an important source of energy for the body, it can contribute to high blood sugar levels and pose a health risk for people with hyperglycemia.
Therefore, if you suffer from diabetes, you should include the consumption of these vegetables in your diet:
Acelga (chard) acts in the regeneration of the cells of the pancreas and in the protection of the liver.
Artichoke is good for liver and intestinal health, so that the diabetic can improve the metabolism of food and insulin production.
Eggplant provides a better feeling of satiety and improves the absorption of ingested nutrients. This in turn controls blood sugar levels.
Broccoli controls glucose production in a similar way to metformin, one of the most commonly used drugs to treat diabetes. Other vegetables in the broccoli family that have the same benefits are cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
Onions help the body fight high blood sugar levels because they stimulate the production of insulin. In addition, it protects the arteries and the heart.
Mustard greens are another leaf that shouldn’t be missing in the salad of diabetics. If you want to take full advantage of these foods, you mustn’t overcook the vegetables, otherwise they’ll lose their nutrients, flavor and color.
Whenever possible, you should steam these vegetables. Did you enjoy knowing what vegetables diabetics can eat?
References and resources:
1. Swiss chard could ‘significantly’ lower blood sugar levels
2. Pharmacological Studies of Artichoke Leaf Extract and Their Health Benefits
3. Protective effects of mustard leaf (Brassica juncea) against diabetic oxidative stress
4. The best vegetables for type 2 diabetes