Diabetes tip of the day : Vegetables help control sugars.

Ups and downs in blood sugar levels needs to be avoided in patients with diabetes. Too high or too low of sugars are potentially dangerous.

Diet rich in fibre helps control the sudden rise or fall of blood sugars, as it steadies the digestion process and controls the sudden release of sugars in our blood.

Vegetables with high fibre content like green leafy vegetables, beans, green and yellow fruit vegetables should be consumed as much raw or slightly cooked as possible.

Avoid root vegetables like potato, yam, arvi, sweet potato, carrots which have a high glycemic index i.e. they tend to increase blood sugars.