If you are a diabetic or at risk of getting diabetes, then you must be careful with the food you eat. Vegetables have sugar content, too; some may have more sugar than the others. Low glycemic index vegetables should be consumed to avoid rapid blood glucose fluctuations. These include cruciferous and leafy vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and non-starchy vegetables like cucumbers, celery, and others.
For those of you who wish to keep their blood sugar levels optimal, it is best to avoid foods that are high on the glycemic index (GI). As a general rule, the more ripe, cooked, or processed a fruit, vegetable is, the more likely it is to be higher on the GI. The key offenders include - bananas, pineapple, watermelon, carrots, parsnips, mashed or russet potatoes.
Exercise to burn sugar for fuel and to increase insulin sensitivity. Avoid carbs and stock up on soluble fibre-rich foods to regulate your sugar spikes. Stay hydrated to prevent your liver from producing sugar. Chew slowly, eat chromium and magnesium-rich foods (with low glycemic indices), and reduce your portion size. Glucagon and cortisol spike sugar - avoid stress and sleep well.
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