The Benefits of a Good Breakfast for Diabetes Diet Plan

The breakfast is a very important part in diabetes diet plan because it keeps your blood glucose level nice and even. It literally means breaking the fast between your last meal and morning. There is a 12 hours break between your last meal to breakfast on the following day, its a pretty long time for diabetics. A good breakfast would keep good energy and steady blood glucose readings. Diabetics must eat on time and breakfast need to be on diabetes plate every morning. Some people can eat three meals a day to keep their blood sugar in the normal range, and others have to eat snacks between the meals. But no matter what your eating habits of diabetic meal plan is, eating breakfast is always necessary. In addition, studies have shown increased mental ability when you eat breakfast. You most likely will overeat at the next meal if you believe skipping breakfast will lose weight.

For a nutrition balanced breakfast for diabetics, you need little of protein, fat and carbohydrate, that’s a good way to control blood glucose level, they provide you with the stability of energy. Carbohydrates contains starch and sugar, decomposition the fastest and increase the blood sugar level in a hour. When you eat indigestible carbohydrates, which is carbohydrates that are not broken down in the small intestine but rather reach the large intestine, where they provide nourishment for the intestinal bacteria. This bacterial process has been proved to have a beneficial effect on a number of risk factors for metabolic syndrome, such as markers for inflammation and level of insulin efficiency. The process also makes diabetes feel fuller longer. Protein is relatively slow compare with carbohydrates, it takes one and a half hour to effect the blood sugar, but clearly have the edge over refined grains in keeping blood sugar steady.Fats don’t do anything to your blood sugar level. A bagel (carbohydrates) with a grilled salmon (proteins) with a some cottage cheese (fat) would help you to stay full for the morning. If you are focus on your body weight, you want to limit the amount of calories fat in your diabetic diet, you can change bagel with only a little fat (half of the cheese).

Fresh fruit is better than sugary fruit juice

Nothing is better than a glass of orange juice in the morning, but it isn’t as pure and simple as you think it is, according to an expose of the orange juice industry. If you are diabetic, its better for you to eat a fresh slice of orange or even a few slices than drink sugary juice. When you eat or drink your fruits, you absorb up to 80% more of the nutrients. That is a massive amount of minerals, vitamins, ect. You don’t need sugar and kick start your metabolism without the calories. The fresh oranges contain fiber and before the fiber have been absorb, there is a digestive gradually process, therefore the sugar are broken down and absorb into the blood. After a big cup of fresh juice you will feel lighter and much more energized and that energy seems to last for a lot longer than regular foods and drinks. On the contrary, sugared fruit juice have no fiber and its too little and not enough to slow the absorption, at the same time, it may be heat processed, watered down, sugared up, and stored for a year. Eating fruits is better than drinking sugary fruit juice, when you eat fruit, its possible to get natural nutrition. Orange juice is naturally low in sugar and high in vitamin C and potassium. The most nutritious juice for your money. However, When you squeeze the juice out of the orange, its better to drink it right away because it’s exposure in the air, and at least lose half of the vitamin C.

Buying the right fruit

Here is some list of fruit, which lowers blood glucose level. But again, portion control is the key. Example would be 2 teaspoons of raisins equals to 7 almonds or 1/3 melon.
Low blood fruit: apple, cherry, grapefruit, grapes, peach, pear, plum


Date:Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
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