Breakfast is an essential meal, especially for people with diabetes. Discover some tips for developing the ideal menu.
The first meal of the day is a great opportunity to stock up on fiber, vitamins, and calcium. This reflex is beneficial for any person, but especially for those who suffer from diabetes. Here are some tips to activate your metabolism in the best possible way, as soon as you wake up.
Even if your sugar level is high in the morning, do not skip breakfast, recalls the American site Reader’s digest. Studies have shown that starting the day on an empty stomach increases the risk of obesity and insulin resistance. Breakfast eaters are able to better control their carbohydrate consumption throughout the day. The best solution to adopt is, therefore, to eat every morning, if possible at the same time to help regulate blood sugar as well as possible.
Fruit and seeds
On the menu: high-fiber cereals and, to make this meal even more suitable for diabetics, half a cup of fresh fruit, such as strawberries or blueberries. Prefer whole fruits to juices, too sweet and too low in fiber. To top it off, sprinkle one to two teaspoons of linseed, rich in protein, fiber, and omega-3.
Do not forget oatmeal
Another flagship food for diabetic breakfast: oatmeal. They also contain a lot of fiber, which is essential for keeping blood sugar levels low. Oatmeal also allows you to consume fewer calories during the day.
Choosing the right milk and yogurt
According to several studies cited by Reader’s digest, the calcium and vitamin D that are present in certain skimmed milk help the metabolism of diabetics to function well and lower cholesterol and increase calcium levels. For yogurt, watch out for traps: don’t fall for the fruit versions, which are much too sweet. Consuming dairy products also allows you to better control your weight.
Spice up your drink
Another tip to lower blood sugar is to add a touch of cinnamon to your hot morning drinks. Infuse a cinnamon stick in your tea or directly in hot water. Are you more into coffee? Mix half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in your coffee can before you prepare it.