You can enjoy, for example: Artichoke, Arugula, Asparagus, Beans (many varieties), beet, Bell peppers; enjoy the ripe red and yellow variety the green bell peppers are not ripened yet, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celeriac or Celery root, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Chinese cabbage, Collard greens, Cucumber, Endive, Fennel, Garlic, Gourd, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leek, Lettuce, Lima bean, Mushrooms*, Mustard Greens, Onion, Parsnip, Pea, Pumpkin, Radicchio, Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Seaweed, Shallot, Spinach, Squash (Summer, Winter, Spaghetti, Acorn, Butternut, etc), Sweet potatoes, Turnip, Winter squash, Yam, Zucchini, basically all vegetables except the vegetables mentioned below.
(* In the past Dr Naram recommended avoiding mushrooms because it was difficult to help people distinguish between poisonous and non-poisonous. Now that we have the ability to access non-poisonous mushrooms, we can enjoy the taste and the nutritional value of several types of mushrooms: e.g. Shiitake, king oyster, bunapi-shimeji, enokitake, buna-shimeji, chanterelles, etc.)
Vegetables to avoid:
- Tomatoes (in ANY form including: Tomato paste, Tomato sauce, Ketchup, cooked tomatoes, etc.)
- Potatoes (in ANY form including: red-skinned potatoes, potato chips, French fries, baked potatoes, etc.)
NOTE: Sweet potatoes or Yams are not from the potato family. Please enjoy them however, they are not recommended for people with diabetes.
Please remember, for the ease of digestion, avoid raw vegetables and raw salads. All vegetables should be thoroughly cooked (except for vegetables like cucumber and lettuce, which can be enjoyed occasionally raw).