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Rainbow On Your Plate – Vegetables and Fruits for Diabetics

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The best foods for diabetic patients are most often whole foods that are not processed, such as fruits and vegetables. Including these extra-healthy power foods in your diet will help meet your nutritional needs as well as lower your risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease and kidney problems. Vegetables and fruits for diabetics also help in improving their overall health.

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Now diabetics really don’t feel too bright about these healthy eating options as these often make the food plate look dull and colorless and limit their choices when it comes to foods to eat for diabetes.

Vegetables and Fruits For Diabetics

Let’s add a rainbow to your life with colorful fruits and vegetables in your diabetic diet and make your life and diabetic food plate more colorful and zesty.

Vegetables and Fruits for Diabetics

Red Fruits and Vegetables

Red fruits and vegetables are also high in nutrition while low in carbohydrates and give an instant antioxidant boost to your health.

• Red Apple

• Red Bell Peppers

• Cranberries

• Watermelon

• Radishes

• Strawberries

• Red Carrot

• Red Onion

• Red Cabbage

• Tomatoes

Orange/ Yellow Fruits and Vegetables

Orange fruits and vegetables are generally low in carbohydrates but rich in antioxidants, especially citrus fruits.

• Yellow Apples

• Pears

• Peaches

• Butternut Squash

• Yellow Bell Peppers

• Cantaloupe

• Orange Carrots

• Yellow Summer or Winter Squash

• Papaya

• Lemon

• Orange

• Yellow tomatoes

Read More – Benefits of Dry Fruits For Diabetics

Green Fruits and Vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are especially healthy for you, whether you are diabetic or not. Spinach, kale and parsley are packed with the vitamins and minerals your body needs while being relatively low in carbohydrates

• Green Apple

• Green Pepper

• Lettuce

• Asparagus

• Avocado

• Green Beans

• Broccoli

• Brussels sprouts

• Spinach

• Zucchini

• Green Cabbage

• Bitter Gourd

Blue / Purple Fruits and Vegetables

These protect the body against free radicals. Research shows that these foods also help prevent the development of many types of cancer.

• Blackberries

• Brinjal

• Blueberries

• Plums

• Prunes

White fruits and vegetables

• White Onions

• Garlic

• Parsnips

• Ginger

• Turnips

• Cauliflower

• Mushrooms

• Radish

Brown Fruits and Vegetables

• Almonds

• Brown Pear

• Ground nuts

• Walnut

If you have any doubts about whether you should include a particular food item in your diabetic diet, you should always speak to your health coach. Apart from this colorful diabetic diet, monitoring blood sugarregularly is important to maintain optimum health and sugar levels.

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