Diabetes is a serious, life-long health condition that involves a group of metabolic disorders in which high blood sugar levels are present over a prolonged period of time. There are different types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes,
- Type 2 diabetes,
- Gestational diabetes.
All are serious conditions that require proper daily self-care, such as medications, exercise and a healthy diet.
Raw Juicing for Diabetes
A healthy, nutrient-rich, low-glycemic food is important in managing diabetes. And one of the healthiest foods in a balanced diabetes diet are definitely vegetables. Veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber, but low in calories and carbs. For this reason, raw juicing is an excellent, healthy and tasty option in a balanced diabetes diet.
One of the best raw juices for diabetes includes 3 veggies and 1 fruit. It makes for a really tasty, super-healthy snack that can help your body deal with high blood sugar levels.
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 large carrots
- 3 handfuls of spinach
- 1 green apple
First, wash all the ingredients thoroughly and then peel the carrots and the apple, removing the seeds from the fruit. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency. You can add a bit of water to the mix if you wish.
Consume this juice every or every other day on an empty stomach.
Celery is a great anti-inflammatory, antioxidant food. High in magnesium and potassium, celery is important for various body functions.
Carrots are high in beta-carotene (vitamin A) as well as antioxidants, which makes them great for diabetes prevention and diabetes control.
Spinach is rich in various nutrients, including vitamin C and A, calcium, iron and magnesium. Super low in calories but super high in antioxidants, spinach is definitely a superfood.
Apples are high in fiber and malic acid, which is great for lowering blood sugar levels. Plus, they’re tasty!