Juicing for Type 2 Diabetes

Fresh raw fruit and vegetable juices can be great additions to the diet of people with type 2 diabetes. The key recommendation for type 2 diabetes is to achieve ideal body weight, and of course follow a low-GL (glycemic load) diet. The following three juicing recipes help you do both.


Bitter Melon Juice Shot

The bitter melon (also known as bitter gourd) looks like a cucumber but with ugly gourd-like bumps all over it. One shot is all you need!

1/2 to 1/3 bitter melon with peel, sliced

Juice enough bitter melon to yield a shot-glass full.


Super V-7

If you like V-8, you’ll love this juice. It’s fresh, it’s alive, it’s higher in nutrients, and it doesn’t taste like it came from a can. This is a great electrolyte replacement drink for athletes in that it is very high in nutrients and low in calories.

Handful of parsley

2 carrots

Handful of spinach

2 tomatoes, quartered

2 celery ribs

1/2 cucumber

1/2 green bell pepper

2-inch piece of Jerusalem artichoke (optional)

Bunch up the parsley and push it through the juicer with the aid of a carrot. Repeat this process with the spinach. Alternate feeding the remaining ingredients into the juicer along with Jerusalem artichoke, if using.

Salad in a Glass

If you have a hard time eating salads, try juicing one. There are huge nutritional benefits provided in this drink–and it’s low in calories.

4 parsley springs

3 tomatoes, quartered

1/2 green bell pepper

1/2 cucumber

4 celery ribs

1/2 lemon with rind

Bunch up the parsley and feed into the juicer followed by the tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, celery, and lemon.

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Michael T. Murray ND is a naturopathic physician regarded as one of the world’s top authorities on natural medicine. An educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, he is the author of more than 30 books, including his new book, The Complete Book of Juicing, Revised and Updated: Your Delicious Guide to Youthful Vitality (Clarkson Potter, 2014). Learn more at .

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