3 Safe and Healthy Juices Consumed by Diabetics

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When you suffer from diabetes, that means you have to be careful not only with the food you eat but also with the drink of your choice. Moreover, people with diabetes mellitus often feel excessive thirst or known as polydipsia.

Some types of fruits and vegetables that are well consumed by diabetics are cucumber, papaya, apples, kiwi, beans, carrots and bitter melon. These fruits and vegetables have proven to be beneficial for controlling diabetes and reducing blood sugar levels.

In order not to get bored, then we can make fruit juices specifically for diabetics. Here are 3 safe and healthy juices consumed by diabetics

1. Cucumber juice

Cucumber has a water content that can reach 96%. Cucumber is also a low calorie food (13 kcal per 100 g), thanks to its low sugar, fat and protein content. Among the many nutrients they contain, the most highlighted are Vitamins (C, E, and B complex) and Minerals (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium) which can help reduce blood sugar levels.

This vegetable also has the ability to reduce heat in, cure inflammation, and reduce swelling in the organs of the body.

How to make cucumber juice is quite easy. Prepare 1 cup of water, squeeze lemon or lime. Remove the cucumber skin. Slice and cut the cucumber. Add the cucumber to the blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes then pour the cucumber mixed into the filter and strain. Press the cucumber fiber or porridge with a spoon, squeeze as much juice as possible. Add water, if necessary, or add lemon.

2. Carrot juice

Carrots are one of the healthiest vegetables with natural sweetness. Carrots are also easy to get throughout the year. Some of the benefits of eating crispy vegetables are able to prevent cancer and diabetes.

Carotenoids in carrots are insulin control in the human body. So if you are diabetic, try to eat carrots every day to balance blood sugar levels.

One cup of raw carrot slices contains 11.7 grams of carbohydrates. As for cooked carrots, the carbohydrates in them increase to 12.8 percent. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics limit their carbohydrate intake to only 45-60 percent to keep their blood sugar stable. Well, the amount in carrots is far from that standard, so it is quite safe to be consumed by diabetics.

The ingredients needed are 10-15 cm carrots, 1 cup of papaya that has been cut, 100 ml of water, ice cubes.

How to make carrot juice is first Mix carrots and water, blender until smooth. Add papaya and ice cubes, blender again. Serve the juice immediately.

3. Bitter Melon juice

Bitter Melon, also known as momordica charantia, balsam pear, or karela, and is widely cultivated in Asia, Africa, and South America.

Drinking bitter melon juice on a regular basis is very good for diabetics. Bitter melon juice can treat type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes by influencing the body not to absorb too much glucose. Not only that, bitter juice can also reduce sugar at urine levels and control sugar levels in the body.

Drinking bitter melon juice in the morning on an empty stomach helps reduce blood sugar levels and reduces the possibility of diabetes-related health complications such as weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, and so on.

Bitter melon juice contains a myriad of important nutrients, ranging from iron, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C. Bitter melon is an excellent source of dietary fiber, also contains twice the levels of calcium, potassium and beta-carotene.

Bitter melon contains at least three active substances with anti-diabetic properties, which include charantin which has a blood glucose-lowering effect, vicine and insulin-like compounds known as P-polypeptides. These substances work to help reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic patients, including type 2 diabetes.

The recommended daily dose of bitter juice for diabetes can range from 50-100 ml of juice per day, 900 mg of fruit three times a day, 10-50 ml per day.

Here's how to make bitter juice for diabetics:

Ingredients needed 1-2 fresh bitter gourd, ½ lime, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and a little salt

How to make it first, wash the bitter melon and peel the skin, then slice bitter melon and take the skin and seeds. Add half a teaspoon of salt to a bowl of water and soak the bitter melon in it for 10 minutes. Remove the pieces of bitter melon and put it in a blender. Add water to it. Pour juice into a glass, add salt, turmeric and lime juice. Mix well before drinking. You can even add a pinch of black pepper and ginger to reduce the bitter taste.

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