6 breakfast mistakes diabetics should avoid making



Breakfast is an important meal for everyone. But if you are a diabetic, you should know that you cannot skip your breakfast.

You need the requisite amount of glucose to keep your sugar levels at the optimum and help your body do its job.

After eight hours of starvation (while you are sleeping at night) your body needs nutrition. Breakfast blunders can happen especially if you wake up late and try eating breakfast while running out the door.

But whatever the case never miss your breakfast because later in the day when you give in to your hunger and probably over eat your body will grab all the fat from your meal and store it which is like a dangerous situation for someone suffering from type 2 diabetes.

However, even if you make it a point to never skip your breakfast and eat on time, you can be making some blunders that could make your sugar levels go haywire.

Here are few breakfast mistakes you should avoid:

1. Skipping breakfast

Skipping your breakfast in the morning will keep your blood sugar level high throughout the day. Prolonged high blood sugar may lead to other health concerns.

2. ​Avoid breakfast smoothie

Eating fruits and juice is better than drinking them. Having only juice or smoothies in the morning will only provide half of the benefits. Also, the juice will make you feel hungry early.

3. ​Thinking low-fat food is good

Fat-free or low-fat products are generally high in calories. Fat helps to slow down the digestion process making you feel fuller.

4. ​Forgetting protein

Carbohydrates spike the blood sugar level and are digested quickly. Pairing protein with carbs keeps you fuller for a longer time and helps you manage your sugar level.

5. Not adding fiber to your diet

Fiber keeps you fuller for a longer time, does not spike your blood sugar level and helps to lower your cholesterol. Your morning meal should contain fiber.

​6. Avoid processed food and breakfast cereals

Processed foods and breakfast cereals are high in calories with little nutrients. They are extremely unhealthy options even for diabetes patients.

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