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Turnip good for Diabetes?

Posted on July 12, 2015 | No Comments on Turnip good for Diabetes?

Turnip or singkamas are root vegetables usually grown in temperate climates. In the Philippines, it is usually eaten raw or added in fresh lumpia. Turnip is one of the underappreciated and often overlooked vegetables.

For diabetic patients, turnips or singkamas is one of those wonder foods which they can eat more to satisfy their appetite. This is because turnips are non-starchy vegetables and can thus, cannot spike up their blood sugar levels. Turnips are safe to eat because they contain more fiber than carbohydrates.

Moreover, they are also rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals, which also help in improving body health. Turnips are especially rich in vitamin C for boosting immune system. They are also sources of vitamin K and B-complex group of vitamins which helps in preventing cardio vascular diseases.

Turnips are one of the few vegetables that can uniquely quench thirst, which is also ideal for diabetic patients. They contain water and thus helps wash out bodies from wastes and pollutants replacing our water in our bodies. In lieu of this, the consumption of turnips help decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes and other heart diseases.

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