Foods such as beans, which provide a combination of nutrients and fiber while keeping sugars and saturated fat totals near zero, are the best for diabetics to consume regularly, notes the American Diabetes Association. It only takes 1/2 cup of beans to get 1/3 of the daily requirement for fiber.
While beans are considered starchy vegetables, that same 1/2 cup contributes as much protein as ounce of meat but contains zero saturated fats, states the American Diabetes Association. A food that provides a similarly diabetic-friendly collection of benefits is the berry. Although berries have sugar, their fiber slows down the digestive process to keep glucose spiking from taking place. Their antioxidants and vitamins make them a must for diabetics.