Broccoli Is a Must In Your Diabetic Diet

Broccoli diabetic diets In the previous post I emphasized the necessity to maintain healthy vegetarian diabetic diet (or at least eat more fruit and vegetables) and today I am going to focus on brocolli as it was proved to improve diabetics’ condition.

Broccoli is a plant of the Cabbage family:

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
(Energy 30 kcal – 140 kJ)
Carbohydrates – 6.64 g
Sugars – 1.7 g
Dietary fiber – 2.6 g
Fat – 0.37 g
Protein – 2.82 g
Water – 89.30g

Broccoli is believed to eliminate one of the most common diabetes risks: heart disease.

Delicious diabetic recipe based on broccoli (source):

  1. Separate the broccoli florets.
  2. Sauce: mix the cornstarch (1 Tbsp), light soy sauce (2 Tbsp), low-fat chicken broth (1/2 cup) and salt (1/4 tsp).
  3. Heat the peanut , canola, or corn oil (2 Tbsp) in the skillet; add minced garlic (1 ea) and grated ginger (1 tsp) and cook 2 minutes over medium heat. Add the broccoli and stir-fry on a medium heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Add sherry (2 Tbsp); cover and cook 2 minutes longer.
  5. Add the soy sauce (#2) and stir. Serve hot or chilled.

Image source: The Broccoli Tree

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