Juicing for Diabetes – Green Bean Juice and Brussel Sprout Juice

Juicing For Diabetes

There are some great fresh juices that can help with the heath condition diabetes, but we have to be very selective about what produce we juice. First of all, we should avoid fruit juices because of their high sugar content. All fruits contain fructose, while some fruits, such as grapes contain pure glucose. Clearly this is not great for keeping blood sugar levels even. If we take into account that juicing removes the insoluble fiber from fruits that is needed to slow the down the digestion of the sugars they contain and couple this with the fact that one serving of fruit juice contains 3 or 4 or even more pieces of fruit, we can see just how much of a ‘sugary effect’ fruit juices can have upon our blood sugar.

The better alternative is to generally stick with vegetable juices which are, as a rule, considerably less sugary. Vegetables that grow in the ground such as carrots, potatoes, yams and beets are exceptions and are more sugary than other kinds of vegetables. (However these ‘ground vegetables’ are still less sugary than fruits and carrot juice is acceptable for helping to sweeten less pleasant tasting vegetable juices). Vegetables that grow above ground have very little sugar content and therefore make great juices for the diabetic.

Green Bean Juice and String Bean Juice
Of all the vegetables that grow above ground there are two in particular that are especially effective for diabetes – green beans (aka string beans) and brussel sprouts. Both these vegetables are unique in that they contain natural insulin! So making a a juice that is a mixture of the two (2 ounces of each) and drinking this daily is one of the best juicing recipes for diabetes.

The video below is an excellent speech given by a genuine diabetes type 2 sufferer who started using natural foods to combat diabetes.

16 Responses to “Juicing for Diabetes – Green Bean Juice and Brussel Sprout Juice”

  1. John Temple says:

    Would like to juice maybe 4 days per week. Would like to know what vegetables & fruits would offer high protien and low carbs. I am diabetic type 1 insulin and metforminm. I need to lose about 20 lbs.

    John Temple

  2. minky says:

    Great video, very inspirational to all of us with diabetes.

    This morning my husband juiced some bitter melon for the first time (this morning, when I tested my BS before lunch, it was 86, wonderful! And knowing my fasting this morning was 99, that means a lot.

    Thank you so much for sharing this info! I am on metformin for type 2, but do not want Dr. adding any other meds, so we’ll fight it with nature too :).

  3. Adrienne Kim says:

    Hello, my fiance and I are both fighting this battle with diabetes and CONFIDENT that we will CONQUER it and WILL do so nutritionally. We DONOT want the doctor to add anymore meds,(unfortunately our doctors donot understand or promote good nutrition). We both take insulin and I am also taking metformin. We’ve done our research and have decided that a vegan (whole food/plant-based) diet is the WAY to go. We’ve very interested in doing a Juice Fast (for cleansing and weight loss) and need recipes that are safe AND beneficial. We would very much appreciate good health counsel that will assist us in the reclaiming and restoration of our health. Thanks in advance.

  4. veronica says:

    Hi Adrienne,

    You may find this interesting, it is one of the best videos on combating diabetes naturally – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqQe26hNF1s


  5. Rashida says:

    I am a type 2 diabetic, insulin+metformin dependant, and blood sugar does not go down. also have high b.p. and that too is not stable. have a cholestrol problem however that is in control…need to lose a lot of weight..pls advise what kind of juice to take to bring most of it in control; thanks.

  6. Jose says:

    In response to the video, for the green bean and Brussels sprouts juice, is it one cup daily, or multiple?

  7. veronica says:

    Hi Jose,

    Sorry for the very late response to this question, I am not sure on the amount to be honest with you, but there is some good inforamtion on the last 3 paragraphs in This Link, that explain more about this topic.


  8. Jesse says:

    I’ve recommened string beans to my friends who have diabetes, but brussell sprouts, I’ve learned something today. and it makes sense. and as a clild I loved

  9. Master of the Helm says:

    This statement is indeed a fact and i will try to make a long story short if that is possible i am 48 yrs. hispanic male on feb 25 2012 was rushed to hospital found out had what they call Nonketotic Diabetic hyperosmolar syndrome blood sugar was 845 not good a1c test which was even worst 11.5 weight was 249 and i am 6ft. tall left hospital feb 27 and had to inject novolog 70/30 35u in morning and 20u at night on march 7 2012 started juicing biter melon , broccoli, brusell sprouts, spinach, ginger on march 10, 2012 stoped taken insulin the novolog because it was making my blood sugar go up instead of going down go figure and took another a1c blood on 04/16/12 doctor could not believe it was blood sugar was 104 and 8.5 the a1c results and weight was 213 and the lab had to of made a mistake no mistake i am living proof (natural)

  10. veronica says:

    Thank you for sharing that! That truly is amazing and shows you just how healing the right foods (or juices) can be. So happy to hear your great results!


  11. Rashida says:

    when can i expect a reply please?

  12. Cely says:

    I was just trying to find out information regarding diabetes. I was diagnosed with diabetes (pre diabetes). I don’t have a family history of diabetes, but a person can acquire it. I was given a medication it’s metformin, 2+ months ago, I am not taking it, because I wanted to find out natural ways to help me not to be diabetic.
    I think I am going to try Master of the Helm response. It sounds pretty good and I think it’s worth to try. I think this is an answer to your question also.

  13. Rashida says:

    thanks for the reply!
    what I really would like to know from someone, esp. Master of Helm.. HOW MUCH OF THE JUICE should one take?
    also, if it is brusell sprouts and green beans, HOW MUCH?ALSO… HOW MANY TIMES A DAY?

    Someone, pleeeez send me a reply.
    Thank you very much!

  14. veronica says:

    Hi Rashida,

    I am not sure about quantity/amount/dosage. I have only found information about how beneficial it is, but I don’t know what dosages are required. If you find out anything, please come back here and let us know.


  15. lisa @ eatfirmlove.com says:

    I had an extra bag of brussel sprouts and was wondering if I can juice them out via Jacklalanne. Ended up founding this site from Google and glad I read this. Do you have any recommendations on what to mix with brussel sprouts?

  16. veronica says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Yep, you can juice brussel sprouts in the Jack Lalanne. Chances are you will want to mix them with something actually palatable! Maybe some sweeter, tastier carrot juice or apple juice – that should do the trick.

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