Healthy Fats Help People with Diabetes


Chef Franklin Becker

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Great food is all about bringing out flavor. A little fat in a dish can really make the ingredients sing. But people with diabetes—who have a high risk for heart disease—need to focus on heart-healthy fats.

Good Fats

Mono and polyunsaturated fats help reduce cholesterol and keep arteries healthy. Good sources include:

  • Avocados

  • Nuts and seeds

  • Most vegetable oils (but avoid palm or palm kernel oil, coconut oil, or any hydrogenated oils containing trans fats)

The lean protein from this pan-roasted chicken can help stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Feb 16, 2015

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