Can eating lentils reduce the risk of diabetes?

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Lentils and other foods high in soluble fiber have a low glycemic load; the fiber in them delays digestion. That in turn triggers a slow, steady release of sugar and insulin into the bloodstream. And that's way better for your body -- and your diabetes risk profile -- than the sudden spikes you get from eating quickly digested, low-fiber foods like white pasta, white bread, and sugary cookies.

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