Five Tasty Veggies to Keep Your Diabetes in Check
Try adding these five tasty veggies to you meal plan.
– A great low carb choice that is so versatile.
– Because spinach is full of folate, beta carotene, iron, and Vitamin K
– It’s a great choice to mix it in salads along with other veggies and greens.
– Fold some in an omelet or throw it into the blender along with a little fruit for a nutritious smoothie.
– Another super food for diabetes, packed with Vitamin C, a good source of Vitamin A, potassium and fiber.
– Tomatoes are also low-carb and low-cal at just 32 calories per cup. – In addition the nutrient lycopene, which gives red tomatoes their color, is a powerful antioxidant which may protect against Cardiac Heart Disease and Prostate Cancer.
– Tomatoes are a great addition to any salad, or add a juicy slice to a sandwich for some extra flavor.
– This common veggie which is often a household favorite is loaded with vitamins A, vitamin C, and Vitamin D.
– It also has calcium, fiber, and iron.
– The American Dietetic Association says to look for florets that are packed tightly together and are dark green.
– Because it can be quite perishable make sure to eat it soon after buying it.
– Broccoli is tasty served raw in a veggie tray, or lightly steamed and seasoned.
– Cool, crisp, and low carb, cucumbers are a great choice for diabetes.
– A generous one cup portion has fewer than 5 grams of Carbohydrates.
– You can get your fill of this fresh veggie without worrying about raising your blood sugar too much.
– Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin K and they also contain potassium and vitamin C.
– Although cucumbers are a great addition to a green salad, consider adding cucumber slices to sandwiches and wraps as well.
– Another great low carb versatile option.
– This snow colored veggie is brimming with vitamin C, in fact just one serving has half your daily requirement.
– Cauliflower has fiber, calcium, and iron to boot.
– You can serve it raw on a veggie tray, lightly steamed, or even cooked and pureed and added to soup.
– Some have even found steamed, pureed cauliflower to be a great low carb substitute for mashed potatoes.
*Adapted from an article in Everyday Health