While the fast metabolism diet plan is designed to keep your blood sugar from rising quickly, we cannot deny the fact that some of our dieters who are diabetics are sensitive in preparing their meal maps.
They need to double check the food they are eating (even the allowed healthy foods stated in the diet) in order to regulate their blood sugar. This imposed restriction might overwhelm our dieters from achieving their dream of losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.
But the great news is that there is always a way to nurse your body back to health! Never get wary about preparing your delicious and healthy meals again!
These 5 powerful green low-carb veggies are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber; keeping your stomach full without spiking your blood sugar levels and gaining weight.
1. Spinach – All Phases
Spinach leaves are loaded with beta-carotene, folate, beta-carotene, vitamin K, and magnesium– these minerals can help regulate your blood sugar. You can eat it either fresh, frozen, or canned. The best thing about spinach is that it can be added to any meal.
You can add folded steamed spinach to your egg-white omelet during breakfast, pack it for your salads and sandwiches during lunch, or include it in your soup, pasta, or casserole during dinner.
2. Broccoli – Phase 1 and 2
Broccoli has low carbohydrates but it’s loaded with vitamin A, C, and K. It is also loaded with fiber and iron, keeping your body full and satisfied. You can have roasted or steamed broccoli in your platter instead of those pesky chips!
3. Cucumbers – All Phases
Cucumber has approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates and and is an excellent source of vitamin K, potassium and vitamin C. Cucumbers are perfect for re-hydrating your body. Cucumbers have cool, crisp texture that is perfect for a crunchy afternoon snack or consume it as a smoothie! Read more about the benefits of cucumbers here,
4. Cabbage – All Phases
Aside from vitamins K, and C, cabbage are also packed with antioxidants, manganese, fibers, and vitamin B6. It is important for balancing your body’s pH. Boiling and drinking cabbage juice can soothe your GI Tract. Cabbage is also good when fermented as it promotes healthy gut health.
5. Brussel Sprouts – Phase 3
Brussels sprouts are cruciferous veggies that are rich in vitamin A, C, fiber, and high concentrations of cancer-fighting glucosinates. It possesses high alkaline content that is needed to fight off cancer cells, burn fats, and enhance your metabolism.