For blood sugar as balanced as a Russian gymnast, try adding lentils to your diet.
According to Jonny Bowden, PhD, author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, these earthy little legumes are chock-full of soluble fiber -- one of nature's niftiest gifts for keeping blood sugar in check.
A Slow, Steady Drip > Lentils and other foods high in soluble fiber have a low glycemic load; the fiber in them delays digestion. That in turn triggers a slow, steady release of sugar and insulin into the bloodstream. And that's way better for your body -- and your diabetes risk profile -- than the sudden spikes you get from eating quickly digested, low-fiber foods like white pasta, white bread, and sugary cookies. Warm up tonight with this lentil-rich recipe from dLife.com: Lentil and Sausage Soup.
Other Blood Sugar Stabilizers > Whether you already have high blood sugar or are trying to avoid it, add these simple strategies to your steady-as-she-goes efforts: