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breakfast
Jul 1, 2013

whst is the best(nuetrent) breakfast a diabetic person could have?

Response from Mr. Vergel

We all know the saying "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but for diabetics, it is even more important than for most. Going without eating for hours can make blood sugar level control a lot more difficult. After fasting for 8 hours during sleep, our bodies are craving nutrients when we wake up. But most people skip breakfast or eat something sweet and loaded with refined carbs. That can spike sugar and insulin blood levels that can set your whole day in the wrong direction metabolically.

Foods that diabetics should avoid in general are those that are high in refined sugar, low in fiber and high in fat and calories. We all should avoid high sugar cereals, pastries, doughnuts, pancakes/waffles with syrup, fruit juices and coffee drinks high in sugar. However, carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced diet and should not be avoided. Complex carbohydrate breakfasts, such as steel-cut oatmeal, provide energy and are involved in metabolic processes.

Protein is an important component of a diabetic's breakfast. Good sources of protein include eggs, turkey bacon or sausage, beans, sugar free yogurt, nuts, low-fat cheese, nuts and/or peanut butter and skim milk. A fruit can be included in a diabetic's breakfast, but you must eat the correct portion, which is usually 1/2 to 3/4 cup of berries or a half of a banana. A combination of high fiber, high protein foods will provide better control and less spikes than low protein, high sugar foods.

You can read more in this article that is not only good for diabetics but also for anyone who wants to stay healthy:

Outsmarting HIV with Proper Nutrition

Regards,

Nelson



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