Deal Diabetes with Veggies
Bommanahalli, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Diabetes is on the rise, yet most of the cases are preventable however some can even be reversed. Taking few steps to prevent diabetes and control diabetes does not mean living in deprivation; it means eating a tasty and a balanced diet which will also boost your energy and improve your mood. You can take pleasure from adding more of the following vegetables in your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.
A diabetic person should have ‘bean cuisine‘ in his meal at least twice a week. The soluble fiber in all types of beans puts a lid on high blood sugar. All the beans from chickpeas to kidney beans to even edamame have high fiber. As beans are rich in protein, it can stand in for meat in main dishes. Just watch the sodium content. You should always rinse canned beans before using.
Broccoli is filling, fibrous, and full of antioxidants. In one serving, it includes a day’s worth of vitamin C. It is also rich in chromium, which plays an important role in long-term blood sugar control. If you already don’t love it, you can hide it in soups, pasta dishes, or sauté it with garlic, soy sauce, and mustard for a better taste you’ll fall for.
The amount of sugar in carrots is extremely low, while the type of sugar they contain is transformed into blood sugar quickly. Carrots are one of nature’s richest sources of beta-carotene, which is linked to a better blood-sugar control and a lower risk of diabetes. You can make some fries of carrots, scattering on a baking sheet, and flavoring with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Sweet Potatoes
If you will choose a baked sweet potato instead of a baked white potato, your blood sugar will rise about 30% lesser in comparison. Sweet potatoes are packed with disease-fighting fiber and nutrients, out of which almost 40% is the soluble kind which lowers cholesterol and slows digestion. They are also rich in carotenoids, orange and yellow pigments which play a great role in helping the body respond to insulin. Also they are full of the natural plant compound, which may help reduce insulin resistance