How a Fiber-Filled Diet Helps Manage Diabetes


Chef Franklin Becker

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Don’t think “cardboard” when you hear the word fiber. Think delicious roasted sweet potatoes, savory buckwheat soba noodles, and tangy Chinese cabbage salad. These and other fiber-rich dishes are popular with my restaurant customers, and they’re easy to make at home.

Why Fiber?

Fiber can help you manage diabetes in several ways. Foods with fiber have a lower glycemic index (a measure of how much a food raises blood glucose). Some research shows that a high-fiber diet leads to lower fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels (a blood test that measures diabetes control). Fiber also helps lower cholesterol.

This kale salad will put more fiber in your diet and put you on track to feeling great.

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

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