People with diabetes and high blood pressure need a proper diet. Vitamins and juices from common fruits, which contain a high level of sugar, are not good for these patients. Following are some smoothies that are highly recommended.
1. Bitter melon juice
Bitter melon has raw fiber, phosphorus, iron, beta-carotene, vitamins B1, B2, PP, C, amino acids and 5-HT, which are all essential for the body. It is good for your blood, liver and eyes. It can detoxify the body and treat some diseases such as heat-stroke, fever, dysentery, furuncles and pinkeye. Some tests proved that this fruit contains a compound similar to insulin that can reduce blood sugar levels markedly and be used to treat diabetes.
2. Apple juice
Apple has the highest content of fructose among fruits. Besides, it has malic acids, tannic acids, fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, pectin, potassium, lipid, protists and vitamins that are very useful for the body. According to Eastern medicine, apple is sweet, sour, good for the spleen. It can treat nausea, anorexia, cough as well as fight mental fatigue. Moreover, apple can prevent constipation and quench your thirst.
3. Celery juice
Celery contains twice as much calcium, phosphorus and protists as other vegetables. It has lots of free amino acids, oil, mannitol, inositol, vitamins that increase your appetite, blood circulation and keep the brain healthy. Celery, whose flavor is sweet, can also lower the body temperature and treat phlegm.
4. Cucumber juice
Cucumber contains vitamins A, B1, B2, PP, C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, mucus, amino acids and aromatics substances. It is sweet and can reduce the body temperature, treat inflammation and more.
5. Bell pepper juice
Bell pepper juice has vitamins B1, B2, PP, protists, sugar, calcium, phosphorus, iron, beta-carotene. It is a vegetable that contains the highest level of vitamin C. Its compounds can stimulate gastric juice production, increase excretion and thereby improve digestion. Besides, it can encourage the heart to beat fast, boost the blood circulation, inhibit the accumulation of fat and prevent obesity. Pepper, which is hot and spicy, can treat stomachache, vomiting, dysentery.
All juices above can prevent and treat high blood pressure and diabetes. You should include them in your diet once every three days. However, drinking too much can cause the body’s imbalance. You should use skin of those fruits to retain their properties.