The American Diabetes Association recommends filling half your plate with veggies. Try these three low-glycemic spring vegetables at your next meal:

Artichokes

A 2004 study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that aside from beans, artichokes contained the highest disease-fighting antioxidant levels of any vegetable.

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Radishes

They're high in glucosinolates—sulfur-containing compounds that may help protect cells from the genetic mutations that cause cancer. Plus, radishes have loads of vitamin C—one cup provides 23 percent of an adult woman's daily vitamin C requirements.

Fennel

The high potassium levels in this licorice-flavored bulb may help keep blood pressure in check by counteracting the blood-pressure raising effects of salt.

From our sister publication Diabetes Focus Spring 2014

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 03 Feb 2014

Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015