Vegetable juice is a great way to get your daily dose of vegetables, but which is the best vegetable juice for diabetics? There are many different types of vegetable juice, and they all offer different benefits. This blog post will discuss the best vegetable juices for diabetics and how they can help improve your blood sugar levels. Stay tuned!
Not all vegetable juices are created equal, though. In this blog post, I'll share with you the best vegetable juice for diabetics. So read on and find out which one is right for you!
The most important aspect of juicing for people with diabetes is watching carefully what ingredients to include in the juice. Always choose the right vegetables for your juices and smoothies, and choose fruits with a low glycemic index.
Clean your veggies and coarsely chop them.
Juice your ingredients by passing them through a juicer (see how to juice without a juicer if you don't have one).
Serve chilled, and add the lemon juice on top.
The best juices for people living with diabetes are those with low sugar content, as drinking fruit juice can affect blood sugar levels. That's why it is good to use only vegetables and use other ingredients such as ginger root and lemon juice to enhance their flavor, balancing the vegetable's flavor with acidity.
Also, ginger has anti-diabetic-promoting properties (source), which makes it a great natural product to add to a low-sugar diet.
Read on: Spinach Ginger Smoothie »
As a rule of thumb, try to avoid fruit juices, like freshly squeezed orange juice, because they concentrate lots of sugar in a serving, contributing to high blood sugar levels.
People with diabetes need to avoid blood sugar spikes and aim for blood sugar regulation.
Check the green cabbage and red cabbage juice for excellent low-sugar juice options.
Most vegetable juices are low in sugar; this recipe only contains 2 grams of sugars and 6 grams of carbohydrates.
Aim for vegetables with low-glycemic indexes like spinach and celery, and combine them with carrot juice, which has just the right amount of sweetness to make the drink pleasant.
Unfortunately, apple juice has a lot of sugar and can raise blood glucose levels. An exception will be if the person is facing hypoglycemia, in which case apple juice or orange juice can help raise blood sugar levels.
Read on: Juicing Cauliflower with a delicious apple, carrot, and ginger juice
🥒 Best juice for diabetics
There are certain exceptions with fruit juices, like bitter melon juice and pomegranate juice.
A study showed that pomegranate juice might benefit people with diabetes because the natural sugar it contains is attached to antioxidants. This means that it does not cause blood sugar to spike. This feature may help decrease insulin resistance and lower blood sugar.
Another great option with only 7 grams carbohydrate and 4 grams sugar is strawberry juice, which is easily made at home using just strawberries, lemon, and water. You only need a blender (affiliate link) to make it.
What can diabetics drink besides water?
When managing blood sugar, you need to avoid sugary drinks, drinking alcohol, drinks with added sugar, or energy drinks, as that can play a big role in raising blood sugar levels.
Aim for drinks like sparkling water, green tea, pineapple water, lemon water, and unsweetened tea.
Read on: Hydrating Drinks with low sugar content »
If you are diabetic, juicing is a great way to get your body's nutrients. The best vegetable juice for diabetics is one that is low in sugar and high in fiber. In addition to juicing, it’s important to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Start feeling better today by incorporating juicing into your diabetes management plan.
Another excellent drink for people with diabetes is this low-sugar, high-fiber smoothie, made with apples, cabbage, and carrots, and it is also great for treating constipation.
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Vegetable Juice for Diabetics
- Wash and coarsely chop all your veggies and ginger.
- Pass all the produce through the juicer, adding about half a cup of water.
- Serve chilled, and add the lemon juice on top.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking points to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
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David Salazar says
I just found your website. I was looking for recipes to assist with diabetes. I found the juice recipe and am excited to try it out. My partner of 32 yrs and I need to make some big changes in our diets and this site looks to be a great first step for both of us.
Thank you !! i will post a review once I make this drink.
Hey David, we are happy you guys liked our site, and we will definitely have you guys in mind when developing our recipes. I actually come from a background of 13 years working in the Diabetes space, specifically in blog glucose monitoring systems and education. Also, most of the elders in my family live with Diabetes, so most of our recipes consider it.
I recommend you guys check out our Recipe Filter tool, which allows you to filter our recipes by diet (i.e. Low Carb, Refined-sugar free). Also, check out the Nutrition facts on each recipe!.
Hope to see you around soon and happy juicing! 🙂
Hola! Soy diabética tipo 2, queria preguntarte si puedo prepararme jugos con un extractor de prensado en frío que deja la fibra aparte, si esto me perjudica, gracias!
Hola Silvia, lo más importante es prestarle atención a la cantidad de azúcar que tiene el jugo. Si bien la fibra es un factor importante para tener más sensación de saciedad, no es lo que define si es o no apto para una persona con diabetes. Te recomendamos siempre que hagas jugos, utilizar una proporción elevada (75% o más) de vegetales y una porción mínima de frutas, que son las que aportan más azúcar el jugo. Es importante medir la cantidad de carbohidratos que tiene el jugo y evaluarlo versus la cantidad que te ha recomendado tu médico para el momento en el día en que lo estás consumiendo. Este jugo tiene solo 6 gramos de carbohidratos lo cual es una cantidad ínfima de azúcares que no debería tener una repercusión importante en tus niveles de azúcares. Saludos!
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A precise & well-wrtitten post. Thanks heaps for sharing it.
you are welcome! Thanks for your helpful review!
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Claudia Lamascolo says
thanks for this my son is diabetic and this is just what I was looking for !
The juice is so healthy, thank you for sharing it. Really helpful.
This is such a great way to get in an absolute ton of vitamins and minerals easily, and I love that it won't spike blood sugar.
Sure thing, Beth! Thanks for your review!
Beth Sachs says
This juice would be perfect for my Mum...and so healthy too!