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Turnip and Diabetes

Posted on July 19, 2014 | No Comments on Turnip and Diabetes

Eating the right kind of food is one critical way to effectively manage diabetes. Diabetics must generally avoid vegetables that have high sugar content and carbs, which ultimately also turns to sugar once digested.

Turnips or singkamas are root vegetables that are ideal for people with diabetes because it is a low carb rootcrop that is high on fiber and rich in water. This is a seasonal fruit that is common during summer especially in the Central Luzon and other low land places. It is a non-starchy vegetable which can effectively satisfy one’s appetite or hunger without fear of getting too much calories. Fiber particularly helps in curbing appetite. It is also full of vitamins and minerals.

Turnips or singkamas are usually eaten raw and can keep cholesterol levels down. Some studies suggest that turnips somehow helps in reducing blood sugar levels, enhance the processing of gats and aids in lowering cholesterol. These findings all contribute in aiding managing diabetes. However, the studies are still preliminary and still require further validation. At the moment, what is validated is that the importance of singkamas or turnips for diabetes is primarily because of its high fibre content, which helps in curbing appetite.

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