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Is Beet Root Good For Diabetic Patients?

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Can Diabetics Eat Beetroot

You may not think of beetroot as a superfood, but it can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The beet can qualify as a superfood for diabetes. What are beetroots? Beetroot, also called beets, red beet, garden beet and table beet, are one of some varieties of Beta vulgaris. Beetroots are grown for their leaves and edible root. Other cultivated varieties have the sugar beetroot, which has white flesh as well as a leafy vegetable called chard. That’s good. Belonging to the same family as spinach and chard, both the root and leaves can be eaten – Their leaves come with a bitter taste while the round root is very sweet. Considering their high sugar content, beets are delicious eaten raw whereas are more usually pickled or cooked. Are beetroots good for diabetics to eat Improving exercise performance Beetroot juice has been shown to help people’s body respond better to exercise, by increasing stamina and balancing oxygen use. Exercise helps slow the development of heart disease and reduce a lot of risk of diseases. Anyway, beetroot juice benefits for sport as well as exercise performance have been proven in some studies. Reducing nerve damage Nerve damage can arise Continue reading >>

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  1. Dragonfly

    New Type 1 - Meal replacement shakes?

    Diagnosed 1/2/09 at 31 - Still working on diet plan and insulin levels. Nothing is textbook. Anyone ever look into meal replacement shakes?I'm looking for more protein for breakfest.

  2. Mary J

    Originally Posted by Dragonfly
    Diagnosed 1/2/09 at 31 - Still working on diet plan and insulin levels. Nothing is textbook. Anyone ever look into meal replacement shakes?I'm looking for more protein for breakfest. I drink an Atkins shake every morning on the way to work. They're either 1 or 2 Net Carbs per shake, so I don't have to bolus for anything. I just don't like eating breakfast. Then on my morning break at work, I'll have oatmeal or something with carbs. The Atkins shakes are really good IMO, and I get them at Target for about $1/shake.

  3. Dragonfly

    I was thinking of using it as my breakfast. There was one I saw, Myoplex lite that has about 15g carbs and 20 g protein. I was thinking of that and a banana. I would be around 35g carbs. My meal average is 35 - 45g.

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