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Vegetables For Diabetics To Avoid

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You can make a huge difference to your health by making a few simple changes to your everyday eating. In short: Base your meals around the healthy plate ( downloadable from here) Drink plenty of water and avoid drinking fruit juice and other sweet drinks. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Eat some carbohydrate food at each meal, but try to keep your portion size of the carbohydrate food at a quarter of your plate. Choose food low in sugar, saturated fat and calories or kilojoules and avoid processed food where possible. Healthy food choices are the foundation of diabetes management, and losing some weight (if needed) can help improve diabetes management. Three meals a day at regular times are helpful. If the time between lunch and dinner is longer than 4-5 hours then a healthy afternoon tea snack may be important – such as a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit. Carbohydrate foods (starches and sugars) have the most direct effect on blood glucose levels. High sugar foods are discouraged but small amounts of sugar in foods are acceptable. Starchy foods (breakfast cereals, bread, rice, pasta, starchy vegetables like potato etc.) break down to glucose when digested. Have som Continue reading >>

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  1. mlmeyers

    I hate vegetables!

    I have type 2 and am very bored with my diet! I cannot stand vegetables I can't even choke them down the only one I like is corn but it's the worst one for a diabetic. I'm a very plane jane eater I don't a lot of fancy stuff and hate onions. Because there are very few things I like that I can have I repeat meals a lot and it's beginning to drive me crazy! Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions.
    Thanks!

  2. ilikeclouds84

    I know you posted this question about 6 years ago, but I felt I had to comment anyway. lol
    I'm exactly the same way. It seems like the only vegetables I do like are spinach, broccoli, corn, peas, green beans, edamame, and sometimes asparagus. And, just like you said, corn (and peas) are not very good for a diabetic. So it doesn't leave me a lot of options, as far as vegetables go, to prepare for dinner.
    I think the most helpful thing I can suggest is getting one of those blenders that pulverize your ingredients (I actually got a Ninja blender that was on sale for a great price). Making yourself a smoothie that combines fruits and vegetables is a wonderful way to consume your recommended portions. This is also a great opportunity to throw in vegetable ingredients that you normally wouldn't eat on their own. I start off with a 16 or 32 oz. glass (big I know, but it makes me feel fuller quicker), and throw in a cup of spinach and maybe a grape tomato (any kind of tomato immediately makes me gag when I try to eat the, - the juice, the pulp, the taste…blech. I'm getting sick just thinking about it!), a banana (half or whole) or a cup of greek yogurt to make the smoothie thicker and creamier, frozen berries (I use blueberries and sometimes frozen strawberries), a few broccoli florets, two tbsp of flax and maca powder each, two tsp of cinnamon, one tbsp of honey for sweetness, one part unsweetened almond/cashew/soy milk and one part 1% milk, and just a dash of vanilla extract for flavouring. I pulse everything on high for a minute, and enjoy. You don't taste any of the vegetables and really only taste banana or berries. I normally make this for breakfast, and then perhaps again for part of my dinner. This is the best way I can think of for me to get my required fruit and veg portions. Hope this helps :)

  3. jimLE

    i agree with douglasslb..write down what foods you like.even if it means makeing 2 coloms.the ones you like the most on one side.and the ones you like least on the other side.might even try useing word pad to type it out.then print it..then each time you fix a meal sit down with it and look it over to decide what you want to go with and try out when it comes to puting them togeather..and next time you go shoping.go up n down each ilse to see what you havent eaten in some time but like at least some what.my mom cooks a great asparagus cassarol.might want to try some thing like that.

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