Explore low-glycemic versions of your favourite foods. Buckwheat is a pseudo-cereal that’s a great source of soluble fibre, which helps with glucose absorption. If this ingredient intrigues you, try soba noodles or experiment with buckwheat pancakes or bread. You could mix and match, too. “Substitute half your ‘starch’ with a low-glycemic-index alternative, such as pulses,” suggests Lewis. Make a batch of beans and rice, but go heavier on the former or cook up a lentil shepherd’s pie.