Can certain vegetables actually harm your health? Discover the truth!
Gain a world of knowledge about the diabetes epidemic and discover what you can do to lose weight and fight diabetes!
1) All vegetables can have a place in a diabetes-friendly diet, and yet, certain veggies still contain some possibly harmful properties. So which are the top 5 veggies to watch out for?
2) Butternut Squash is a starchy vegetable, and is amongst the vegetables with the highest carbohydrate count. However, it’s still high in vitamins and low in calories.
3) Green peas, on their own, aren’t unhealthy. But because they are also high in carb content, eating too many in one sitting may raise your blood sugar higher and faster than other non-starchy vegetables.
4) Celery is a great anti-diabetes snack, as it’s low in calories and high in water content. However, celery regularly tops the Dirty Dozen list, a ranking of the most pesticide-heavy produce. Pesticides have been linked to several diseases, including diabetes.
5) Corn is everywhere, as it’s been subsidized by the U.S. government. This had led to high fructose corn sweetener being used in a multitude of packaged products. High in carbs and starch, but low in fiber, doctors and nutritionists warn against over-eating corn.
6) White potatoes are quite starchy, and 1 medium potato could have as much as 37 grams of carbs. Cooking potatoes in unhealthy cooking fats can raise their carb content.