11 Foods that Fight Common Ailments

Vegetables in cans

Ailment: Type 2 Diabetes

8. Beans

Kidney, navy, and pinto beans offer a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber to stabilize the blood sugar levels in your body and helps comfort those hunger pangs. Individuals should eat beans as often as they can. Beans or lentils are a smarter side dish than carbs such as potatoes, pasta, or rice. Chickpeas or also referred to as garbanzo beans can be made into a crunch snack. Cooked beans should be patted dry. Spread them on a cookie sheet and sprinkle to cumin, paprika, and whatever spices you wish. The roast them in the oven at 400 degrees for up to 25 minutes. They will be light brown and crunchy.

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