5 Vegetables for diabetics

The modern lifestyle is bringing with it a new generation of diseases and disorders. These are gifts of comfort, laziness, toxins, unhealthy, and even undesired foods. The widely spreading health curse has its own unique names in different eras. The time is ripe for diseases like heart trouble, high blood pressure, tension, diabetes, etc. These are easily avoidable but perhaps self-invited health hazards. 5 vegetables for diabetics is our recipe to counter the health threat that diabetes causes.

Diabetes is a “fashion of the day”. It has types A, B & C but here we need not explore it all in detail but restrict ourselves to foods and vegetables which can help reduce the damage caused by diabetes, if not controlling it all.

So here goes our well-researched list of the top 5 veggies for diabetic patients.

Spinach (Palak)

A whole year fiesta in our part of the world loaded with folate, beta carotene, and vitamin K. A low-carb multi-use, the low-priced food item are readily available to include in meals from breakfast to lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner to serve the taste of almost everybody in the home. The diabetic is no more a “cornerstone” on the dining table.


Don’t worry if you can’t purchase it now. It has lycopene an antioxidant prone to fight against diseases. Also, it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, vitamins A, C, and K, folate, and dietary fiber. It is a feast for your taste buds as salad, pureed, stewed, juiced sauce, and even a tasty soup.

Cauliflower (Ghobi)

Again another all-season low-priced, the low-carb veggie is best for diabetes. Rich in vitamin C (one cup of raw floret pieces has more than half your daily requirement) containing fiber, potassium, and folate. The use is only limited to your imagination. The only dark side is a blow to your aesthetic sense. Flowers are not to cook, but this one surely needs cooking.

Bell Pepper (Shimla Mirch)

Various colors provide an eye-catching look for use in combinations like mixing with minced mutton (Qeema), Crushed Gram (dal chana), and many more delicious options. It is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and dietary fiber.


Here you don’t need a stick, the only carrot is sufficient to take you rushing on your health track. Carrots are packed with antioxidants beta-carotene, vitamins A, B, C, and K, magnesium, folate, and dietary fiber. It has all to nourish in abundant options to use. It is known for its proven value in improving eyesight. Vow winter is jumping in with a plate of hotty “Gajjar ka halwa” in hand.  

The list is long but the above is sufficient to start trying your taste buds to attune to healthy food. Sometimes it is not tasty but it brings a lot of relief to your body by dissolving fats, reducing weight, and making you intelligent and active. 5 Vegetables for diabetics is not a comprehensive list of vegetables to use in diabetes. There are many other more veggies that you can explore.

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Urza Omar
  • Urza Omar
  • The writer has a proven track as a mentor, motivational trainer, blogger, and social activist. She is the founder of mindclassic.com a blog intended for avid readers.