This green vegetable is high in an antioxidant called glutathione which plays a key role in easing the effects of diabetes. Asparagus also contains folate which the American Heart Association advises to eat to help lower homocysteine levels, a risk factor for coronary heart disease.
High fiber foods are no stranger to those battling diabetes. Lentils are high in fiber and low on the glycemic index which measures the impact on blood sugar. A study done by the University of Toronto showed that those who ate these legumes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar.