Losing weight and having diabetes have one thing in common; they both tend to avoid carb loaded meals or limit their intake. These two groups of people are advised to indulge in protein rich and vitamin warehouses such as fruits and vegetables.
When choosing vegetables, dieters or diabetic individuals should opt for low carb veggies rich in vitamins and fiber. Eating such meals is an effective way to fill up the stomach without raising blood sugar levels or adding inches to your waist.
Adding leafy spinach to your daily diet will give you vitamin K, iron, beta carotene and folate. Go for fresh un-canned spinach to help you maximize on the nutritional benefits.
One way of enjoying your plate of greens is to steam and pair them with egg-white omelets.
One of my favorite wise quotes is by Miles Kingston: Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. Couldn’t agree more but you’ve got to eat it! Tomatoes are among the most popular low carb veggies for diabetes.
They are packed with potassium, fiber as well as vitamins A and C. Ever wondered what makes them so red? The lypocene does! This nutrient is a powerful antioxidant that can be used to avert potential heart diseases and certain types of cancer.
Did I mention you can use it as a topping for just about any low carb salad? Well, now you know!
The ladies’ companion: cucumbers
This veggie is so good that ladies won’t resist taking it with them to the spa. They are not only an eye patch to a facial treatment; they also make good healthy meals. Cucumbers contain both vitamins C and K and are a good source of potassium.
They are some of those few greens you can load on your plate without worrying about carbs and calories. Quick advise: You might want to replace them with that bacon in your sandwich!
These little succulent ‘trees’ are the ultimate low carb veggies you should equip your kitchen with. They contain vitamins A, C and D and are best eaten when fresh or blanched. Don’t go for the yellowish type; opt for the super greens for maximum nutritional value.
Not only are they low in carb, these greens have tones of vitamins, fiber and folic acid sprouting in them. They are a perfect choice for diabetes meal plan since they contain countless amazing benefits.
Brussels sprouts contain cancer-averting properties and are also good for your digestive system.
Those bundles of asparagus you just left on the kitchen top are quite healthy for your body. They are low carb veggies with a flavorful cup offering only 27 calories. The amounts of carbs in them are unbelievably low with each cup standing at only 5 grams.
Try out this low carb vegetable for a healthy and filling meal. Cauliflowers are rich in calcium, fiber, vitamin C and iron. They are quite versatile and can be used to make yummy healthy soups, salads or even pizza!