Are carrots good for those with diabetes?

In this article, we explore the effects that carrots can have on blood sugar and describe the ways in which carrots can benefit the health of a person with diabetes.

We also look into the carrots’ glycemic index (GI) score, the most healthful way to prepare them, and other dietary tips for people with diabetes.

Because carrots are a nonstarchy vegetable, people with diabetes can eat them freely, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

In fact, carrots may benefit people with diabetes because they contain the following compounds:


Carrots are a good source of carotenoids, a type of pigment.

In the diet, these compounds primarily occur in orange and yellow fruits and vegetables.

The pigment in a person’s eyes also contains carotenoids, and their antioxidant activity helps protect the retina from damage.

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