Healthy monounsaturated fats: These heart-healthy fats are found in nuts (walnuts and almonds), seeds (fenugreek, oats, chia), olive oil, coconut oil, nut butters and full-fat cheese. Foods with these healthy fats help in maintaining blood sugar levels, restricting excess insulin secretion, suppressing leptin (an appetite-suppressing hormone), reducing the post-meal insulin response, and balancing the glucose and insulin levels in the body.
Anti-inflammatory fats: These fats can be found in avocados, olive oil, sea bass, salmon and whole grains like barley, buckwheat and amaranth. These foods help stabilize blood sugar levels in the body and also assist in controlling cortisol levels.
White beans: This food is a natural source of phosphatidylserine, a chemical that helps lower the level of cortisol (the stress hormone) in the brain. Also, white beans are packed with fiber that helps balance and stabilize insulin levels in the body.
Blueberries: Berries contain certain bioactive compounds that help increase insulin sensitivity and lower the risk of developing diabetes.