Best Vegetables To Manage Diabetes


M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

Navneet Kaur


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Here is a list of vegetables that may help people with diabetes maintain healthy blood glucose levels. 


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1. Broccoli

Broccoli is considered good for people with diabetes because of its high vitamin C, dietary fibre, and potassium content.

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Bitter gourd contains a compound called Polypeptide-P, which acts like insulin and brings glucose into the cells to produce energy. It is also a good source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.

2. Bitter Gourd or Karela

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Leafy vegetables like spinach, beet greens, mustard greens, and bathua are a powerhouse of nutrients like vitamins A, C, potassium, folate, & iron. They also contain magnesium which can lower blood sugar levels and regulate insulin production.

3. Leafy Vegetables

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Cabbage is low in calories but high in dietary fiber, making it apt for a diabetes diet plan.

4. Cabbage

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Mushrooms have a low glycemic index and high fibre content. Intake of mushrooms does not cause a drastic spike in blood insulin levels.

5. Mushrooms

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Green beans can help improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin. They are also low in calories.

6. Green Beans