6 Must-Eat Foods That Help Prevent and Manage Diabetes

These nutrient-packed foods keep your body healthy and help balance your blood sugar by slowing down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.

Try to incorporate 27 g of fiber into your daily diet.

Try to incorporate 27 g of fiber into your daily diet.
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A high-fiber diet—one that contains at least 27 g of fiber each day—helps lower diabetes risk. For those who have type 2 diabetes, fiber can minimize the disease's side effects and slow its progression. Increasing the total fiber you get from whole-grains, legumes, vegetables and nuts can get you to that level and beyond. Since different foods contain different types of fiber that work differently in your body, maximum nutritional benefit comes from eating a variety of high-fiber foods. If you’re not already including these foods in your daily diet, now is a good time to start!
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