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Can Cabbage Help Control Diabetes?

For a regular person cabbage might not be a top favourite. And there are valid reasons – it’s smelly, it’s unappealing and if not cooked right, can be very tasteless too. But if you are a diabetic or suffering from metabolic syndrome, then cabbage is that one vegetable that should be on your grocery list without fail. Yes, cabbage can do wonders to treat diabetes naturally, and probably get you off medications too (if you are lucky). Did you know okra or ladies finger can also help fight diabetes naturally? It helps to lose weight: Cabbage is low in calories and high in fibre content, so it becomes an ideal vegetable to choose for diabetics. It is also low on glycemic index with a rank of 10 (anything below 55 is considered low). GI is an indicator of how fast the carbohydrates will raise the blood glucose levels in your blood. A food item with a high GI means it will raise the levels quickly as compared to food with low GI. So bring cabbage to your table as often as you can. Here is a sample diet plan for diabetes to control blood sugar levels. Controls blood sugar: Cabbage also has a lot of antioxidant and antihyperglycemic properties that make it a medicine for diabetes. I Continue reading >>

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  1. User87227

    Cabbage and lower blood glucose

    I wondered why my cabbage casserole didn't raise my blood glucose. It contains rice and tomato juice and a lot of cabbage so I looked up the benefits of cabbage. It appears to me that the cabbage is slowing down the absorbtion of carbs from the rice and tomato juice and there is lots of good things in cabbage. Some say it helps to prevent cancer and other diseases as well as lower your blood glucose. Besides this casserole is one of my favorites. Delicious and doesn't raise my BG.
    Anyone else found that a dish with cabbage doesn't raise your BG.

  2. Triv

    I don't know about other dishes with cabbage but I have noticed that whoever we have ham and cabbage for supper I experience a low, usually in the 40 to 60 range. I thought it was strange that this happens every single time, tho I do like having something sweet to bring me back up, such as three 5 carb cookies. Lol. Maybe I'll try another cabbage containing recipe and see what happens. Heck, if cabbage helps maybe I should eat it every day, lol. Tho I'd be afraid to increase my carbs much.

  3. jim55

    Cabbage is from the cruciferous family. There are many and all of which help with blood sugar. I love cabbage in soups, fried, salads, casseroles, and growing up my mother made cabbage rolls a lot.

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