Diabetes is a life-long disease that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood.Most people with the condition have type 2. There are about 27 million people in the U.S. with it.Another 86 million have prediabetes: Their blood glucose is not normal, but not high enough to be diabetes yet.
Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin; however, the insulin their pancreas secretes is either not enough or the body is unable to recognize the insulin and use it properly (insulin resistance). When there isn’t enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose (sugar) can’t get into the body’s cells and builds up in the bloodstream instead.
- 5 bananas
- 2 apples
- 2 kiwis
- a handful of cabbage
The preparation of this drink is very easy and simple. All you have to do is put all the ingredients in a mixer. Then add half a liter of water in the mixer and mix nicely all the ingredients.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, but they do contain carbohydrates. In fact, all fruit has some carbohydrate, so you need to count them in your diabetes meal plan.
There’s a reason people say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Cultivated worldwide, this fruit is high in fiber and vitamin C. These nutrients are primarily found in the skin, so be sure to eat that part.
Due to its fiber and fructose found in Kiwi fruits, the glycemic index is extremely low (53). This mean that eating this fruit will not increase blood sugar level significantly.
Cabbage’s historical uses as a medicine is a testament to its dense concentrations of nutrients. In fact, cabbage shares a remarkably similar nutritional profile to broccoli, and is even proven to treat the same medical conditions.
When you have type 2 diabetes, eating low-carb vegetables is a smart way to fill up without filling out your waistline — or spiking your blood sugar levels. Non-starchy or low-carbohydrate veggies are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber while still being low in calories. It’s always smart to eat a rainbow-colored diet, but the following veggies are among the best.