Beans including navy or black, kidney, pinto, chickpeas, and provide vitamins, fiber, and minerals like magnesium and potassium. Cooked beans are also a good source of fiber, plant-based protein, and other nutrients.
Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, collards, and kale are rich in nutrients like vitamins A, C, E, and K, iron, calcium, and potassium. They are quite healthy and have low calories and carbs as well.
Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits and sweet limes should be part of the diet to get your daily dose of fiber, vitamin C, folate and potassium.
Whole grains are a rich source of magnesium, vitamin B, chromium, iron and folate. They are also an excellent source of fiber. Whole oats, quinoa, whole grain barley, and farro are some types of whole grains that are effective ways for people with diabetes to manage their blood sugar levels.
Nuts are excellent at managing hunger as well as getting key healthy fats. Plus, they provide magnesium and fiber. Some nuts and seeds, such as walnuts and flax seeds, are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.