Diabetic Juicing Diet – The Best & Worst Foods!

diabetic juicing diet

Today we are looking into the best and worst foods for a diabetic juicing diet

Juicing has become a big trend around the globe due to its massive health benefits. But for people with diabetes, juicing isn’t as straightforward as it is for others. Some fruits are very high in natural sugars which can easily cause your blood sugars to spike very quickly. For that reason, we have put together some of the foods to avoid and a list of foods that will give you the best vitamins and nutrients your body needs.

Why Juicing Is Important For A Diabetic

Diabetes frequently causes nutritional deficiencies, often caused by changes in diet or medications and as a result of passing more urine, meaning the kidneys are flushing out more of the nutrients we need to keep us healthy. People with diabetes must make sure they are getting the correct amount and vitamins and minerals they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help keep bones strong, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system. They also convert food into energy and repair cellular damage.

There are 3 main ways to keep our bodies supplied with the vitamins and nutrients we need, these are diet, supplements or juicing. If you are not eating enough fruit and vegetables in your diet then juicing is a great way to get the vitamins and minerals into our bodies that we need. If juicing is not for you, then read my post here about supplements that offer benefits to a diabetic.

Experts mostly agree that they would recommend juicing for people with diabetes not as a meal replacement, but only as part of a healthy, steady and nutritious diet.

General Juicing Rules For A Diabetic

Here are some general rules that a diabetic should follow when juicing:

  • Drink small amounts No more than 8 ounces at a time is ideal.
  • A good ratio for a diabetic is 80% vegetables and 20% fruit per recipe
  • For more sweetness to your juice add vegetables like carrots or yams.
  • It’s better to drink your juice with a meal. That way, your body is also getting the fats and proteins it needs which could help prevent high blood sugar spikes. Diabetics should never rely on juice alone for nutrition.
  • Non-starchy green vegetables have little impact on blood sugar. Be sure to add these to your juices to avoid sugar spikes

Best Juicing Foods And The Ones To Avoid

Worst Fruits:

Some fruits are very high in natural sugars and can cause blood sugar spikes, it is recommended you use these fruits sparingly in your recipes. The best time to use these fruits is after a period of physical activity.

  • Pineapple
  • Bananas
  • Honeydew
  • Cantaloupe
  • Mango
  • Watermelon
  • Canned fruit with heavy sugar syrup

Best Fruits:

The best fruit to use for your juices are ones with a low glycemic index, you should include one piece of these fruits per recipe to add a sweetness that you might be missing from a juice made exclusively from vegetables. Remember the 80-20 rule.

  • Pears
  • Apples                        Best Fruits For A Diabetic Juicing
  • Oranges
  • Plums
  • Peaches
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes

Diabetic Superfoods For Juicing

These foods are full of vitamins and minerals and have little effect on blood sugar. They are the best foods to maintain a healthy diet

    • Cabbage
    • Spinach                            Super foods For Juicing
    • Kale
    • Asparagus
    • Artichoke
    • Tomatoes
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Watercress
    • Celery
    • Cauliflower
    • Carrots
    • Cucumber
    • Broccoli
    • Squash
    • Radishes
    • Peppers
    • Sweet Potatoe
    • Bitter melon
    • Avocado
    • Ginger
    • Onion

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Choosing The Right Juicer

There are different kinds of juicers on the market but the best one to give you the best quality and quantity of juice and keeping as much as the nutrients and vitamins after juicing is a masticating juicer also called slow juicers or cold press juicers, the ingredients have to pass through very small gaps between two stainless steel gears, which achieves a better breakdown of the cells.

They work by chewing fruit and vegetables before crushing or squeezing out the juice at a gentle rate. This provides a high yield and maximum nutritional content and the juice usually has a longer shelf life. They easily tackle a variety of vegetables, soft fruit, and nuts, so they’re worth spending a bit extra on if you plan to juice every day.

The Best Slow Juicer

Garry Type 1 Diabetic


4 thoughts on “Diabetic Juicing Diet – The Best & Worst Foods!”

  1. Dave says:

    Wow! Juicing for better health has always attracted me. This post really explains the benefits for folks suffering from diabetes. My Mother-in-Law had a very advanced case but we could never convince her to move to the juicing protocol and eventually, she passed away. More people should adopt this routine as a healthy lifestyle change. You don’t have to be ill to benefit and probably, it is more prevention than management or treatment. Great article.

    1. Garry Brown says:

      Hi Dave
      Juicing is on the up, yes I agree you don’t have to be ill to benefit from juicing if you lack fruit and vegetables in your diet its a great way to get some nutrients and vitamins into your body. Sorry to hear about your mother in law. All the best Garry

  2. Suzanne says:

    I never would have thought of juicing as a good thing for diabetics because the fiber would slow down the sugar overloading the body. However, I see now that it would be a good way to get more vitamins and minerals if done properly with the right foods and food combinations to juice.

    1. Garry Brown says:

      Hi Suzanne,
      Yes if done correctly juicing is the perfect way for a diabetic to get more vitamins and minerals.
      Like you say it has to be the correct combo, that is why I have designed and published the Ebook.

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