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reviewed 12/4/2018

Diabetes superfoods

If you have diabetes, protecting your heart health is vital. Find out which superfoods can help fill you up and protect your body.

What makes these foods super? They're packed with the nutrients needed to manage diabetes and can help prevent heart attack and stroke.

Whole grains (brown rice, oatmeal, whole-wheat cereals and pasta) contain folate, magnesium, potassium and fiber.

Beans (black beans, kidney beans, navy beans and pinto beans) contain fiber, magnesium and potassium.

Berries (blueberries, raspberries and strawberries) contain antioxidants and vitamins.

Citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemons, limes and oranges) contain soluble fiber and vitamin C.

Dairy products (fat-free fortified milk and yogurt) contain calcium and vitamin D.

Dark-green leafy veggies (spinach, collard greens, kale and broccoli) contain calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.

Fish (albacore tuna, herring, salmon and trout) contains omega-3 fatty acids.

Nuts (almonds, flax seeds and walnuts) contain healthy fats, magnesium and fiber.

Sweet potatoes (baked and mashed) contain fiber and vitamin A.

Tomatoes (raw and pureed tomatoes, and tomato sauce) contain iron, vitamin C and vitamin E.

Source: American Diabetes Association

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