• Benefits of Cucumbers

    Cucumber has a negligible impact on blood sugar levels and contains fibre which as part of a mixed meal helps contribute to a healthier blood sugar response, making it a very suitable choice for a diabetes management and/or prevention strategy.

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    Dr. Akshay Jain, Endocrinologist, Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician, and Nick Pratap, Kinesiologist, talk about the health benefits of cucumbers in relation to diabetes management.
    Dr. Akshay Jain, Endocrinologist, Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician, and Nick Pratap, Kinesiologist, talk about the health benefits of cucumbers in relation to diabetes management.
  • Cucumbers - an excellent choice for diabetes patients

    Originally from South Asia, cucumber is now grown across the globe and represents a versatile option to be used in the culinary sense as either a snack or salad.
    Comprised of 95% water, it is among the least nutrient dense members of the vegetable family.                                            

                             

    The good news is that even a vegetable that is relatively low in nutrients still has a decent amount to offer nutritionally. Cucumbers contain between 2-4% per 100 gram serving of several nutrients of interest including fibre, zinc, calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium.  Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a Ophthalmologists and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. and exercise is also optimal for overall health. These aren’t huge amounts, but it is important to note that one full cucumber is about 300 grams and given that cucumber is generally well-liked and easy to prepare, it is not unreasonable to consume multiple servings in one sitting. If cucumber is the only vegetable you consume daily, that might be a cause for concern – but it certainly isn’t devoid of nutritional value either! 

    Cucumber has a negligible impact on blood sugar levels and contains fibre which as part of a mixed meal helps contribute to a healthier blood sugar response, making it a very suitable choice for a diabetes management and/or prevention strategy. Dr. Akshay Jain, Endocrinologist, Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician, and Nick Pratap, Kinesiologist, talk about the health benefits of cucumbers in relation to diabetes management. Cucumber has a negligible impact on blood sugar levels and contains fibre which as part of a mixed meal helps contribute to a healthier blood sugar response, making it a very suitable choice for a diabetes management and/or prevention strategy. Dr. Akshay Jain, Endocrinologist, Sarah Ware, Registered Dietician, and Nick Pratap, Kinesiologist, talk about the health benefits of cucumbers in relation to diabetes management.

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