Introduction

For people with prediabetes, diabetes, or other conditions that affect blood sugar, diet is a major part of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are packed full of nutrients and are lower in digestible carbs than other vegetables.

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Fatty Fish

Fatty fish like salmon give you a significant serving of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which can help protect your heart against potential complications from diabetes.

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Avocados

Avocados are rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and offers significant benefits to improve blood sugar levels.

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Eggs

Eggs are an exceptionally nutritious food, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some studies have linked egg consumption to better blood sugar control.

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Apples

Apples contain soluble fiber and plant compounds, including quercetin, chlorogenic acid, and gallic acid, all of which may help reduce blood sugar and protect against diabetes.

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Beans and lentils

Beans and lentils are rich in nutrients, such as magnesium, fiber, and protein, that can help lower blood sugar.

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Strawberries

Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and have been shown to reduce both cholesterol and insulin levels after a meal.

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Kale

Kale is often described as a superfood and for good reason. It’s packed with compounds that may help decrease blood sugar levels, including fiber and flavonoid antioxidants.

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Chia seeds 

Eating chia seeds may help benefit blood sugar control. Studies have linked chia seed consumption to reductions in blood sugar levels and improvements in insulin sensitivity. 

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Oats

Including oats in your diet may help improve your blood sugar levels due to their high content of soluble fiber, which has been shown to have significant blood-sugar-reducing properties.

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