The medical community can all agree—people need to be eating more fiber. The benefits of fiber are scientifically proven, and its importance is especially pertinent for people living with diabetes. So, what exactly is fiber and why should we be eating more of it?
Did you know that heart disease is one of the most common complications of diabetes? The good news is that healthy eating can help manage diabetes AND prevent heart disease. We've rounded up some of our favorite heart healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert!
Fiber from vegetables and whole grains, which can help lower cholesterol and blood glucose
Healthy fats from plant-based oils and fish which can raise the good HDL cholesterol
Nutrient-dense foods that provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
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