Nuts are a low-glycemic item that reduces the glycemic load of a meal, making them an important part of an anti-diabetes diet.
Seeds offer healthy lipids, minerals, antioxidants, and protein, but less nuts. Omega-3-rich flax, chia, and hemp seeds. Phytoestrogen-rich lignans are in flax, chia, and sesame seeds.
Berries are healthy. Low-calorie, high-fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidant. Several berries are heart-healthy. Reduce oxidative stress, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Pomegranate arils are small, crisp, juicy, and sweet and tangy. Pomegranate phytochemicals are anti-cancer, heart-healthy, and brain-healthy.
Beans prevent hunger, diabetes, and colon cancer. Beans are anti-diabetes and weight-loss foods because their delayed digestion reduces blood glucose and increases satiety.
Mushrooms reduce breast cancer risk. White and portobello mushrooms contain aromatase inhibitors, which limit oestrogen synthesis. Mushrooms are healthy.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and flavanol antioxidants. Lycopene prevents prostate cancer, UV skin damage, and heart disease.