World Diabetes Day: Lower your blood sugar levels at breakfast with these four superfoods

Experts have long recommended a low-carbohydrate diet for the management of type 2 diabetes – rich in protein, healthy fats, vitamins and other essential macronutrients. | Photo Credit: iStock Images

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  • Diabetes is a condition that comes without a cure and can be extremely harmful over time if blood sugar levels are not controlled.
  • Oatmeal is an extremely healthy and highly recommended breakfast for patients with type-2 diabetes.
  • World Diabetes Day is almost here, and it’s that time of year when experts around the world spread awareness about the condition characterized by insulin deficiency and an increase in blood sugar.

New Delhi: World Diabetes Day is almost here, and it’s that time of year when experts around the world spread awareness about the condition characterized by insulin deficiency and an increase in blood sugar. Diabetes is a condition that comes without a cure and can be extremely harmful over time if blood sugar levels are not controlled.

When it comes to diagnosing diabetes, one of the most common forms of the condition that affects people worldwide is type-2 diabetes. The condition – which is characterized by rising blood sugar levels due to insulin resistance or insulin deficiency – can be life-threatening if not administered in a timely manner. Patients treating it face a difficult time as their body loses its ability to break down glucose into energy and continues to increase blood sugar.

Experts have long recommended a low-carbohydrate diet for the management of type 2 diabetes – rich in protein, healthy fats, vitamins and other essential macronutrients. Several studies have also indicated that enjoying an early breakfast is linked to better management of blood sugar levels and a lower risk of insulin resistance. However, in addition to knowing the right time to eat, one must know what to eat for breakfast to lower blood sugar.

Take a look at four healthy breakfast choices that can help lower blood sugar in patients with type-2 diabetes.

  1. Poop: Oatmeal is an extremely healthy and highly recommended breakfast for patients with type-2 diabetes. A high fiber meal helps keep you full for longer, and the low blood sugar score is a bonus for patients with diabetes. This means that your caloric intake will be under control and the blood sugar will not increase either.
  2. Eggs: A rich source of protein and healthy fats, and with its extremely low carbohydrate content, eggs are an excellent breakfast choice for patients with type-2 diabetes. According to a study published in The British Medical Journal, a high-protein breakfast can improve blood sugar in patients with diabetes.
  3. Multi-grain toast: Toast is a breakfast staple across countries and cultures. Although there are refined and high-sugar varieties of the same, experts recommend choosing multi-grain and whole-grain varieties, covering them with peanut butter, jams and sweet spreads.
  4. Choose a healthier, sugar-free cereal: Cereal is a quick and healthy breakfast choice if chosen wisely. Instead of going for high-sugar and high-carbohydrate varieties, read the label carefully and choose one that is whole-grain based and without preservatives and extra hidden sugars to prevent your blood sugar levels from drastically increasing.

Disclaimer: Advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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