High-Energy Breakfast Options To Combat Diabetes
Black Bean Burger: This delectable and filling morning meal combines black beans with chia seeds. Both of these ingredients are high in soluble and insoluble fiber, which slow the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugars in the blood stream and hence suppress glucose surges.
Ginger, Coconut Milk, Sweet Potato & Kale Gratin: Cherish some diabetes-friendly kale in a soulful breakfast meal. This simple, one-pot, satisfying and nutritious dish stocks up on fresh green vegetables, unsweetened milk, rustic roots, sweet fruits, fragrant herbs and heated spices.
Lavender Sweet Potato & Salad: Unlike white potatoes, which have a high glycemic index (GI), sweet potatoes are low GI and help keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range. Lavender on the other hand, imparts a delicious flavor to your food and is also popular (in Spain) for increasing glucose tolerance.
Quinoa & Red Beans: Start your day with the advantage of a heavy dose of nutrition from this healthy recipe. Low in fat and high in fiber, minerals and vitamins, quinoa and red beans are a sure shot way to tame your blood sugar levels.
Savory Kale Chips With Hemp & Flaxseed: Although this can double as a snack, it also makes a great breakfast. Kale, flaxseeds and hemp are full of nutrients that help moderate blood sugar levels.
Yogurt With Fruit & Nuts: Low in glycemic index, yogurt is a powerhouse of calcium, vitamin D and magnesium, which increase the body’s insulin tolerance, helping it to utilize sugar better. Top it up with some fruits and nuts to enjoy the crunch and natural sugars.
Globally, more than 382 million people suffer from diabetes out of which around 29.1 million are from our nation. With such high numbers, it is important for us to understand that eating habits play a major role in dealing with this condition where a little carelessness can result in after meal, life-threatening glucose spikes leading to cardiovascular complications.
As reported by IANS, a new Tel Aviv University study proposes eating a high-energy breakfast and a more modest dinner to suppress deadly glucose surges by up to 23 percent throughout the day. Study author Dr Daniela Jakubowicz explains, “By eating more calories at breakfast, when the glucose response to food is lowest, and consuming fewer calories at dinner, glucose peaks after meals and glucose levels throughout the day are significantly reduced.”
Check out our high-calorie breakfast ideas that will help you in your battle against diabetes; choose from recipes for a black bean burger, yogurt with fruit and nuts, kale chips with hemp and flaxseed, ginger with coconut milk, sweet potato & kale gratin, or quinoa and red beans, and a lavender sweet potato and salad.
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