Some of us don’t take well to drinking our fruits and vegetables but what if juicing could lower our blood sugar? I’d be willing to give it a try. How about you?
If you’ve ever teetered on the edge of type II diabetes or in fact, have the disease, you know how tricky it can be to keep your glucose numbers right where you want them.
Ask your doctor if juicing may be an option.
Juicing works by quickly extracting vitamins and minerals which can be lost during the digestion of the actual fruit or vegetable. Then we drink in all that goodness and it gets to work with a heavier concentration.
Juicing the right vegetables is one way to help lower blood sugar. Think green and orange.
If you’re not one to run out and buy a new kitchen appliance, especially when you’re not sure of the results, ask around to see if a friend or a family member owns a juicer. Then ask for a few lessons with their particular machine.
If you like what it produces, invest in a beginner’s juicer and work from there. If you making small quantities it may be all you need.
One more thing, I think most of us agree that if we have a buddy or two, in our case some willing grandkids, we can stick to a healthier regime more easily. And help improve their life-habits as well.
As I tell my daughters, “No baby is born holding a cookie. They’ll want whatever we introduce the most.”
So, are you ready to start juicing?
Bottoms up with the green and orange
Try a few of these low-glycemic, vitamin and mineral rich drinks. Your glucose level may thank you and so may your grandkids.
- Three carrots, two green apples and a pinch of cinnamon or ginger
- Two green apples, 8 leaves of spinach or kale, one cucumber and a splash of lemon juice
- One avocado, 6 leaves of collard greens, two celery ribs and a pinch of cilantro
- Two carrots, slice of guava, small sweet potato and splash of grapefruit juice
- 3 spears of asparagus, two ribs of celery, 1 cucumber and a lemon wedge