I juice for my diabetes. How good is cucumber and celery and kale for me with my type 2?
Cucumber, celery and kale are called “non-starchy” vegetables as, unlike corn, peas and beans, they are very low in carbohydrate and calories. Kale, in particular, is chock-full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making this a must-have vegetable to include in your eating plan. Celery contains vitamin C and other nutrients that may help to lower blood pressure. Cucumber contains potassium and has anti-inflammatory properties. One of the main issues with juicing is the potential for consuming a fairly high amount of carbohydrate and calories, especially if fruit is used. If you are juicing only with vegetables, you’ll probably get between 20 to 50 calories per cup serving. Make sure you know how to include juice in your eating plan (e.g., as part of a meal or as a snack) and that you check your blood glucose regularly to learn how juicing affects your diabetes control.