What are the Best 8 Juice Recipes for Diabetics?
Is juice good for a person suffering from diabetes? I would say yes but conditionally, with the condition being that diabetics shouldn’t drink any juice. Juices from some vegetables and pomegranate are very beneficial to people suffering from Type 2 diabetes. They contain antioxidants that help protect the weak diabetic body cells from damage and lower the risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases related to diabetes. Even if some of these juices have some natural sugar of their own, most have a very low glycemic index and a medium glycemic load, thus have very mild effect on blood sugar levels.
So, which are the Best Juice Recipes for Diabetics? The following are the best eight:
1. Carrot, Cucumber and Tomato Juice
Crash the ingredients together in a blender and blend them nicely. Take about 4-6 ounces per day, preferably every morning before other meals.
Carrots are excellent in the regulation of blood sugar whereas cucumber and tomato extracts help to lower the levels of sugar in urine.
Carrot juice also adds a lovely sweetness to the mixture.
2. Green Apple, Celery, Carrot and Spinach Juice
Ingredients: 1 Green Apple; 1 Handful of Spinach; 1 Celery Stalk; 2 Carrots.
Blend the ingredients (except the celery stalk) together. When they have formed a nice mixture, add the celery and continue blending till they are completely mixed.
Spinach is great for diabetics because it is very low in carbohydrates. The combination of spinach with green apples, celery and carrots gives this juice some extra nutrients and a great taste.
3. Capsicum-Bitter Gourd Juice
Ingredients: 1/2 Capsicum; 1/2 Bitter Gourd/Melon; 1/2 Cucumber; 1/2 Green Apple; 2 Celery Stalks.
Use a blending machine to crash the ingredients and take about 5 ounces every evening.
Bitter gourd/melon helps in regulating body metabolism while both the bitter gourd and capsicum have ingredients that aid in lowering blood glucose.
4. Broccoli Juice
Ingredients: 1 Broccoli Stalk; 3-5 Carrots; 2 Green Apples.
Blend them using a blending machine and take half a cup per day.
Broccoli helps in reversing the damage to blood vessels of the heart resulting from diabetes. It encourages the secretion of enzymes that protect the vessels. It also reduces molecules that may cause significant cell damage.
5. Brussels Sprouts & String Bean Juice
Ingredients: 10-12 Brussels Sprouts; 2 Cup of String Beans; 1 Lemon; 1 Cucumber (optional).
Directions of Use:
Juice the ingredients like; Brussels sprouts first, then string beans, then lemon.
When they are completely blended, stir well before use.
Brussels sprouts and beans have key essential minerals and also provide energy through generation of vitamin B6. They also excellently enhance the generation of insulin.
6. Celery, Spinach & Parsley Juice
Ingredients: 1 Stalk Celery; 2 Handfuls of Spinach; 1 Handful of Parsley; 3 Carrots; 1/2 Green Apple.
Juice stepwise like this; carrots first, then spinach, parsley and lastly celery. Use 1-2 cups per day.
Parsley and celery are sources of potassium and sodium that help in natural management of blood glucose. They also help to reduce blood pressure.
These vegetables act as a natural diuretic.
7. Watercress, Tomatoes & Parsley Juice
Ingredients: 6 Watercress Sprigs; 1 Handful of Parsley; 2 Tomatoes; 2 Apples.
Cut the 2 apples into about 6 small wedges and remove their core and seed.
Place all the ingredients into a juice blender and blend well.
This juice recipe is great and healthy for the heart; a weak and unhealthy heart could lead to a stroke, prevalent in people with diabetes.
8. Green Smoothie Recipe
Ingredients: a Handful of Spinach; 3 Slices of Cucumber; 1/2 Stalk of Celery; 1 Teaspoon of Organic Cinnamon; 2 Frozen Strawberries; 1 Tablespoon of Flax Seed; 1/2 Cup of Blueberries; 3 Tablespoons of Organic Rolled Oats; 1 Tablespoon of Raw Cacao; 6 ounces of Almond Milk.
Blend all the ingredients using a juice blender or in a nutri bullet. The above ingredients make about 8-10 ounces of juice.
Drink one green smoothie each morning.
The next time you are looking for the Best Juice Recipes for Diabetics, consider the above; use them and you will come to thank me later!