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Eat right, veggies for diabetics

Eat right, veggies for diabetics
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The biggest query of a diabetic remains “What to eat and what not to eat”. Eating the right kinds of food can control and even manage your diabetic...

The biggest query of a diabetic remains “What to eat and what not to eat”. Eating the right kinds of food can control and even manage your diabetic condition. A strict and a well planned diabetic diet plan needs to be followed.
Vegetables with high sugar content must be avoided. All root vegetables like carrots, turnips and even too many onions are forbidden in the diet for diabetes. However, there are set of vegetables that diabetics can feast upon without any apprehensions.
Diabetic friendly vegetables are high in fiber content. Also, the sugar content of these vegetables is not high that it will affect the blood sugar levels. Some vegetables like bitter gourd can actually help you manage your diabetes very well. Even the vegetables from the gourd family are very good foods for diabetes control.
Diabetes diet for Indians should have the ratio of 60:20:20 for carbs, fats and proteins, the doctor explains, "Per day calorie intake should be between 1,500-1,800 calories with a proportion of 60:20:20 between carbohydrates, fats and proteins, respectively."
5 vegetables best suggested for a diabetic diet:
Bitter gourd:
Bitter gourd is a like a wonder vegetable for diabetics. A glass of bitter gourd juice in the morning can regulate your blood sugar levels.
Fenugreek Leaves:
Fenugreek, is commonly known as methi. The greens from the fenugreek plant are very useful in controlling diabetes. These mildly bitter greens help lower glucose level in the blood.
Pumpkin :
Generally pumpkin is considered a sweet vegetable. But it does have very high glycemic index. Hence, safe for diabetics.
French Beans:
The nutrients present in French beans stimulate the production of insulin in the body. These beans are rich In fiber content Therefore, good for diabetics.
Lady's Finger:
Or okra is a superstar veggie for diabetic diet. The gooey liquid that comes out when you cut okra helps regulate blood sugar. “soak sliced okra in a glass of water and drink it early in the morning “say doctors.
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