Spinach has proved very useful against diabetes. The virtues of the "iron vegetable" are outlined by a British Medical Journal in an extensive study of fruit and vegetables and their impact on diabetes mellitus type 2.
People who consume daily 150 g spinach and other leafy green vegetables, have a 14 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than those, which consume only 20 grams.
However, scientists warn that we must not rush to stuff ourselves with spinach. You have to be careful with the heat treatment of spinach.
It can significantly reduce it’s health effect. Properly prepared, it should retain its high content of antioxidants. They are the ones that protect the body from free radicals.
Spinach is rich in magnesium, which gives it the green color. This chemical element contributes to the activation of insulin, a hormone that controls the amount of glycogen in the blood.
Dietitians advise us to eat at least five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, with spinach occupying a place of pride.
Here is a list of other foods appropriate for diabetes:
Vegetables: in moderate quantities up to 200 grams: cabbage, eggplants, beans, cauliflower, sorrel, nettles, onions, leeks, carrots, peppers, turnips, green beans, kale, beet, 100 grams of potatoes and green peas.
Fruits: in limited amounts, up to 150-200 g cherries, oranges, lemons, peaches, blueberries, cornel, tangerines, non- sweet pears, apples, pineapple, cherries, quinces, up to 200-300 grams - melons, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, pumpkin and grapefruit.