5 Vegetables for diabetics

The modern lifestyle is bringing with it a new generation of diseases and disorders resulting out of comfort, laziness, toxins, unhealthy, and even undesired foods. The widely spreading health curse has its own unique names in different eras. The present era will be remembered for heart trouble, high blood pressure, tension, and diabetes, etc., for easily avoidable but perhaps self-invited health hazards.

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

So here goes our well researched list of top 5 veges 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, low priced food item can easily be included 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. Keep it on your watch list as the prices are bound to come down but the properties are sure to remain intact. It has lycopene an antioxidant prone to fight against diseases. Also, it contains potassium, phosphorus, calcium, vitamin A, C and K, folate, and dietary fiber. It is a feast to your taste buds as salad, pureed, stewed, juiced sauce, and even a tasty soup.

Cauliflower (Ghobi)

Again another all season low- priced, 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, how bad to “cook” a flower, bigger enough to be decorated in “joora” of a blonde girl.

Bell Pepper (Shimla Mirch)

A variety of 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. Packed with antioxidants beta-carotene, vitamin A, B, C and K, magnesium, folate, and dietary fiber has all to nourish in abundant options to use. Known for its proven value for improving eyesight and vow winter is jumping in with a plate of hotty “Gajjar ka halwa” in hand.  

The list is long but above is sufficient to start trying your taste buds to attune to healthy food, which though not tasty in the start but brings a lot of relief to your body, dissolving fats, reducing weight, and making you smart and active.

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.