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Diabetes is a disorder which is caused when the blood sugar level in the body rises considerably. It can be either caused due to improper functioning of the hormone insulin, or lack of production of this hormone. Whatever the reason, if you suffer from diabetes, you need to follow a diet to keep the blood sugar level under control. You should avoid eating sweets and carbohydrates, as they get converted into glucose very easily and increase the blood sugar (glucose) level. You should, rather, have fresh fruits and vegetables as they contain less amounts of carbohydrates and are rich in fibers and vitamins which are required by the body. If you do not like having vegetables, you can juice them and make a tasty, cool drink. Take a look at the following recipes and take your pick.

Juices for Diabetics

People suffering from diabetes are rarely advised to have fruit juices. This is because all fruits contain high amounts of sugar in the form of fructose. Secondly, commercially made fruit juices also have sugar as preservatives, and hence, fruit juices are excluded from the diabetic foods list. Therefore, if you wish to have fruit juice, you should dilute it (1 part of juice to 3 parts of water) and then have it. Orange juice, apple juice, pomegranate juice, etc., are some of the best juices for diabetic patients. Otherwise, it is prudent to have only cut fruits, rather than fruit juices. On the other hand, you can substitute fruit juices with vegetable juices as vegetables do not contain sugar.

Juice # 1
  • 6 small carrots
  • 1 broccoli
  • 3 celery leaves
  • 1 small peeled cucumber
Cut carrots, broccoli and cucumber in small pieces. Blend in a mixer and juice to form a smooth vegetable juice. You can add some salt and black pepper to taste.

Juice # 2
  • 4 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cup of chopped green lettuce
Cut the tomatoes in small pieces and remove the seeds. Juice cut tomatoes and green lettuce together. You can add ice cubes in it to chill it instantly.

Juice # 3
  • 4 small carrots
  • 1 small bunch of spinach
Chop spinach finely and cut carrots into small pieces. Blend them together and make juice. You can add water to dilute it or put in ice cubes. Add salt or black pepper to taste.

Juice # 4
  • 1 bitter gourd
  • Lemon juice, salt, pepper to taste
Cut the bitter gourd in small pieces and remove the seeds. Put the cut bitter gourd into blender, add some water and make juice. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Juice # 5
  • 1 broccoli
  • 4 carrots
  • 2-3 Romaine leaves
Cut all the ingredients into small pieces. Juice them and have immediately.

Juice # 6
  • Handful of green beans
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • Some parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
Chop celery, beans, carrot and parsley finely. Put together in the mixer and make juice.

Juice # 7
  • ½ sliced cucumber
  • ½ green apple
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • ½ capsicum
Cut all the ingredients, mix them and juice together in a mixer.

Juice # 8
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 green apple
Remove seeds of apple and cut into small pieces. Also cut the other ingredients. Blend in a mixer and make fresh juice.

Juice # 9
  • 2-3 tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Bring a pot of water to boil and put tomatoes into it. Let it boil for 10-15 seconds and remove. Now core the tomatoes, cut and peel them. Now squeeze out juice, strain and have it. You can add salt and pepper to taste.

Juice # 10
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 4 small beets
  • 2 apples
Remove seeds from apple. Cut celery, apples and beets into small pieces. Put together in a mixer and blend to make juice.

Vegetable juices contain excellent amounts of fiber, which help in proper digestion and treatment of constipation. These juices also help in maintaining normal sugar level, and hence, having vegetable juices is a good idea. However, you should consult your doctor and follow the diet only according to his advice. Along with the vegetable juice, you also need to follow a complete diabetes diet to bring the disorder under control. Take care!