The sulforaphane-rich broccoli extract has powerful anti-diabetic effects, improving insulin sensitivity and lowering blood sugar and oxidative stress markers.
In addition to protein, fish and shellfish contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that may help regulate blood sugar levels.
Pumpkin contains polysaccharides, which have been shown to regulate blood sugar levels.
In a study of 25 people with type 2 diabetes, eating peanuts and almonds throughout the day reduced fasting and post-meal blood sugar levels.
Okra is a fruit used as a vegetable. It contains sugar-lowering polysaccharides and flavonoid antioxidants.
They contain soluble fibre and resistant starch, which aid digestion and may improve post-meal blood sugar response.
Chia seeds may help control blood sugar. Consumption of chia seeds has been linked to lower blood sugar and improved insulin sensitivity.
Kale is a “superfood” for a reason. It contains fibre and flavonoid antioxidants, which may help lower blood sugar levels.
In a 2019 study, eating 2 cups (250 grammes) of red raspberries with a high carb meal reduced post-meal insulin and blood sugar levels in prediabetic adults.
Avocados may help regulate blood sugar levels. Adding them to meals has been shown to improve blood sugar levels.
Oats and oat bran contain soluble fibre, which has been shown to help lower blood sugar levels.
Oranges and grapefruits are high in fibre and contain naringenin, a polyphenol with powerful anti-diabetic properties.
Both kefir and yoghurt are fermented dairy products. Kefir and yoghurt have been linked to better blood sugar control.