Vegetables for Diabetics

Vegetables for DiabeticsVegetables for Diabetics

Contrary to common belief, all kinds of vegetables are not beneficial for people with diabetes or hypoglycemia, and there are restrictions on their consumption, said Minou Forouzani, nutrition specialist.

Vegetables which help decrease blood sugar include artichokes, asparagus, all kinds of sprouts, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, lettuce, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, turnip, radish, eggplant, leeks, mushrooms, okra, onions, bell peppers, spinach, squash and tomatoes, ISNA reported.

On the other hand, diabetic patients should limit starchy vegetable consumption. Starchy vegetables are not generally harmful but they contain high levels of carbohydrates, which is difficult to digest.

One such vegetable is potato, which is harmful to diabetic people and those with high blood sugar because it contains high amount of starch.

Diabetic patients should try to eat salad daily. Eating salad before a meal can reduce appetite for the main meal and therefore reduce calorie intake.