Globally, 42.5 crore people suffer from diabetes and the number is expected to increase to 62.9 crores by 2045, as per the International Diabetes Federation. If left untreated, the condition can put you at risk of serious diseases related to kidney, brain and heart. It can damage your vital organs and all of this makes controlling the condition absolutely important.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for diabetics since it’s the first meal of the day after fasting for so long. This makes eating a healthy breakfast an important factor in keeping a check on the sugar levels. Here is a list of foods that you must add to your daily breakfast in order to manage your blood sugar levels.
1.High-Fiber, Low Sugar Cereals: Cereals are one of the most favourite breakfast options of all time. But diabetics must ensure to include high fiber, low sugar cereal in their diet to manage their blood sugar levels.
2.Whole Grain bread: Whole Grain bread has a good amount of carbs but it is not refined and sugary. It contains fiber, which is very important in managing blood sugar levels.
3.Porridge: Commonly called daliya in Hindi, porridge makes for a great breakfast option. It can be prepared sweet or salty, but talking about diabetics, they must opt for a salty dalia with loads of veggies.
4.Avocado: Avocado has a lot of healthy fats. You can add it to your whole grain slice of bread for a wholesome breakfast option. Some other healthy options include fresh fruits, eggs and oats.
5.Must avoid: Foods with sugar and simple carbs should be avoided by people struggling to manage their diabetes. The list of foods that they must not opt for includes sugar in tea/coffee, packed juice, fruit smoothies, refined flour bread, sugary cereals, waffles, pancakes, sugary spreads like chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, jams, pastries, packaged and processed foods.