Are Carrots Good For Diabetes?


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, are
carrots good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. I cannot even say the word carrot without
thinking of that waskily wabbit Bugs Bunny. The funny thing is non-cartoon rabbits eat
mostly hay and green leafy things. If you give a rabbit an entire carrot with
leaves still intact, it will disregard the root and eat just the top. It’ll be like, “What’s this orange thing?” The science is pretty sound that carrots,
by virtue of their heavy dose of Vitamin A (in the form of beta carotene), are good for
your eye health. A 1998 Johns Hopkins study, as reported by
the New York Times, even found that supplemental pills could reverse poor vision among those
with a Vitamin A deficiency. But as John Stolarczyk knows all too well
as curator of the World Carrot Museum, the truth has been stretched into a pervasive
myth that carrots hold within a super-vegetable power: improving your night-time vision. But carrots cannot help you see better in
the dark any more than eating blueberries will turn you blue. The carrot is a root vegetable. Most people love the orange colored taproot
but some even like the greens that grow above ground. Carrots also come in purple, black, red, white,
and yellow varieties. Carrots are very low in Saturated Fat and
Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Niacin,
Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin
C, Vitamin K and Potassium. A cup of raw carrots will yield 52 calories,
12 carbs and 6 grams of sugar. Depending on which chart you look at carrots
have a high GI at 71 or a low GI at 43. The problem is carrots fall into 2 different
aspects that can cause the GI to vary greatly. A raw carrot has a higher GI than a cooked
carrot, but a lower GI than a canned carrot. Also, some GI scales still have the carrot
a bit high because of the standard used to measure 100. Some of the GI scales have sugar at 100 while
others have used bread. For my purposes, the GI of the carrot is 45
and the GL is 6. So are carrots good for diabetes? Yes they are. One of my favorite snacks are those little
baby carrots. Put them on salads, in soup or stews. Carrots will be a good addition to your diet. I hope this answered your question are carrots
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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