By Robert J. Matthews
Are you already sick of hearing "fiber"? Oh no! It's back, this time in lentils, chickpeas, black beans, and split peas, among other beans and legumes.
These healthy foods have both fiber and protein, which is another nutrient that helps keep blood sugar levels steady.
Olive oil, avocado, nuts, chia seeds, and flaxseed are all heart-healthy fats that are part of the Mediterranean diet.
Along with fiber and protein, fat slows down processing, which in turn slows down the rate at which glucose enters your body.
Salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, and albacore tuna are all fatty fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
These foods not only help keep your blood sugar levels steady, but they also keep your heart and body healthy.