There are different types of diabetes, and no two people with diabetes are the same. So there isn’t a one-size-fits-all way of eating for everyone with diabetes, but we’ve singled out top 8 foods to help control diabetes that should work for most of people.

Diabetics are two to four times more likely than people without diabetes to die of heart disease or experience a life-threatening stroke, according to the American Heart Association. Furthermore, those who don’t properly control their condition, the odds of health issues increases exponentially.

Luckily there are plenty of delicious foods that are compatible with diabetes. The best foods for diabetics are low-carb, low-sugar, and high in fiber, digestion-slowing macronutrients like healthy fats and protein, and high in flavor.

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2Oranges, grapefruit and tangerines

Research shows that citrus consumption has a positive, long-term effect on blood sugar as well as cholesterol levels. This is thanks to the anti-inflammatory compound hesperidin and a healthy dose of soluble fiber.