Why Diabetics Should Eat More Low Starch Vegetable and Greens
Leafy Greens: A Powerful Anti-Diabetes Weapon!
Many diabetics find it difficult to find great tasting drinks and easy-to-prepare healthy recipes that would help them maintain normal blood sugar levels. A solution to this is to add green smoothies to your daily diet.
Researchers have found that by increasing the intake of low starch vegetables and leafy greens - such as spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli, celery and other - diabetics were able to maintain normal sugar levels and people not suffering from diabetes were less likely to develop type II diabetes in the future.
A green smoothie is an easy (and delicious) way to incorporate those greens into your diet. A green smoothie is simply a smoothie made from green vegetables and some low glycemic fruits. Mixing these vegetables with typical smoothie fruits keeps the smoothie tasting great but also has the added benefit of being extremely healthy. Leafy green vegetables, such as kale and cabbage, have long been linked to a reduction in development in type II diabetes.
By only increasing your leafy vegetable intake by 2%, you can expect to see a 14% improvement in your normal blood sugar levels. If you increase your vegetable intake by more than the 2%, you can expect even greater results. These results are specifically related to green leafy vegetables. These vegetables are high in antioxidants and polyphenols which work with the body to maintain blood sugar levels.
Green Smoothies and Raw Blended Soups for Health
There are many benefits to drinking green smoothies and eating raw blended soups besides lowering blood sugar. The vegetables and greens in these smoothies provide much needed minerals, proteins and vitamins. Vegetables also provide fiber for digestive health. Eating these vegetables raw is the best way to receive the maximum benefit, as once you cook them they lose many vital nutrients in the cooking. Green smoothies and soups are a way to consume raw vegetables in a tasty easy way, that is also easy for the body to absorb. Blender "chews" the tough greens for you, and makes the nutrients easily available.
People who are not diabetic often do not give much thought to their blood sugar levels. This is not wise as diabetes usually develops over many years without any symptoms. What you need to know is that diabetes is preventable with proper lifestyle and food choices. By replacing unhealthy foods with a green smoothie made with natural fruits and green leafy vegetables, a person is receiving the benefit of normal blood sugar levels as well as the nutrients from the vegetables and fruit.
Having normal blood sugar levels is important for every person. By starting a diet of green smoothies, you can start a habit of healthy eating that will also maintain your blood sugar at normal levels, and thus prevent diabetes and other diseases.
Try adding in new greens, fruits and vegetables to make your blended drink interesting every day. Whether you are suffering from diabetes or concerned about family history, green smoothies are a fun delicious way to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
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