Benefits of fruit and vegetables in diabetes
Eating a healthy diet rich in vegetables is essential for anyone’s health. In the world of diabetes, there are many fruits and vegetables that help control blood sugar levels and provide the human body with a multitude of nutritional properties.
Diabetes involves making a series of changes in day-to-day life and in consumption habits, which are usually accompanied by a certain amount of uncertainty. Are there any forbidden foods for diabetics? Which vegetables help to control glucose levels? Is it recommended to eat fruit?
Today, at Francisco Maleno García S.L we want to help you to resolve some of these doubts so that you can enjoy a healthy and balanced diet, including those vegetables that help to prevent and reduce diabetes.
What nutritional properties are essential in diabetes?
Before delving into the list of vegetables that help regulate glucose levels, it is important to know the nutritional properties that best treat diabetes.
The role of vegetables in a diabetic diet
Nutritionally, vegetables are essential for people with diabetes. This is due to their low fat content and abundant supply of vitamins A, B and C, as well as calcium and potassium, so necessary for the human body.
In addition, the vast majority of vegetables are rich in fibre and water, so they are low in calories, favour adequate food consumption thanks to their satiating power, and reduce the glycaemic index by being combined, in most cases, with other foods rich in calorie-rich carbohydrates, such as pasta, rice, bread, etc.
12 vegetables that benefit diabetes control
As we have already mentioned, in diabetes it is crucial to control the consumption of sugars and carbohydrates. However, not all vegetables have the same composition, as some are characterised by their starch content and therefore raise glucose levels.
Here are 12 vegetables that are recommended to help control glucose levels:
Although it is popularly believed that a person with diabetes should eat little fruit because of its simple carbohydrate and fructose content, the American Diabetes Association recommends including 3 pieces of fresh, whole fruit, never in juice.
At Francisco Maleno García SL, we produce and export fruit and vegetables all year round thanks to the cultivation of all our products in greenhouses in Almería. This allows us to supply the European markets, the United States and Canada, with the highest quality guaranteed, at the forefront of fruit and vegetable production.
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