Battle Diabetes with Bean Brownies

By Yvonne Sullivan

8 foods that helps control Diabetes

  1. Vegetables/greens
  2. Lemon, cucumber water
  3. Tea with cinnamon stick
  4. Fruits like melon or berries
  5. High fiber foods like beans or oatmeal
  6. Cooking oils with low saturated fat like olive oil and coconut oil
  7. Fatty fish like salmon which contain “good” (HDL) cholesterol
  8. High protein yogurt, such as most greek yogurts

*AVOID nightshades, like tomatoes or eggplant, which add inflammation and avoid gout inducing foods, like heavy meats, sugary drinks, and alcohol.

List of nightshade vegetables:

Best Diet for Gout:


  • one 15 oz can of black beans
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of quick oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of honey or syrup PLUS 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup of chocolate chips
  • smash the well rinse black beans.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Drain and rinse can of black beans.
  3. Mash black beans either by hand with a fork or potato masher or use a food processor or blender, if available, adding a touch of water if difficult to remove.
  4. Combine all other ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour mixture into a well-greased 8x8” pan.
  7. Cook for 15-18 minutes.
  8. Let cool until firm.
  9. *Can also be placed in the fridge for 15 minutes during cool time or left overnight to firm up.
  10. When cooled, cut into squares for serving.