8 Fall Foods to Help You Manage Diabetes

Zero in on healthy options full of fiber and essential nutrients

Take advantage of these seasonal goodies to help tame diabetes.

Antioxidant-packed cauliflower is full of fiber, manganese, and vitamin C and is a great low-carb veggie to roast on cool nights.

Figs are high in fiber, which helps control blood sugar spikes, and polyphenols, which help fight disease. Stock up on the fresh fruit; the dried versions may have more sugars.

Fall is peak season for almonds, chestnuts, pecans and pistachios, all of which can help manage hunger. Just stick to no more than an ounce a day because nuts are loaded with calories.

Pears are loaded with calcium, fiber (be sure to eat the skin), iron, manganese, and potassium. They’re also sweet enough to eat as dessert!

Want to ward off type 2 diabetes, improve heart health, and aid weight loss? Hit the trifecta with a persimmon.

Pomegranates have significant amounts of vitamin C and potassium and current studies show they may have hypoglycemic benefits, which is fantastic for folks with diabetes.

Pumpkins, quite possibly the poster food for the season, are healthy powerhouses. Full of nutrients that boost heart health, trim your waistline, and help your eyes, they are also high in fiber, which slows the release of sugars into the bloodstream.

Versatile sweet potatoes are high-fiber foods with a low glycemic index, making them perfect for folks with diabetes.

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