Control Blood Sugar with BreakfastPosted: Apr 03 in Obesity and your Health by Staff
Many people in need of weight loss help in Naples and Ft Myers also need help controlling blood sugar levels. Although bariatric surgery is one of the best ways to help you control blood sugar levels, if you want to keep levels even more in control, researchers suggest eating foods at breakfast with a low glycemic index. Eating breakfast foods with a low glycemic index can help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day. If you have recently undergone bariatric surgery, remember to adhere to the dietary guideline specific to your procedure when adding foods with a low glycemic index to your diet.
The glycemic index ranks foods on the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating—so foods with a high index are otherwise rapidly digested and result in high variations in blood sugar levels. It is important to eat breakfast foods with a low index because they also increase feelings of fullness and help you to not overeat throughout the day. These types of foods are considered healthier because they produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin—this is especially true for people with diabetes.
Eating breakfast in general is very important for your health; breakfast is after all the most important meal of the day. About 30 percent of people skip breakfast one to three times per week. Unfortunately, it’s challenging for food manufactures to produce foods with a low glycemic index that are also savory, filling and affordable. This challenge is well worth the hard work considering an estimated 16 percent of the global population will have a blood sugar problem by 2030. Instead of food being the reason for the United States prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes—let’s make it the solution. Take note of the following low and non-glycemic foods that promote longer feelings of hunger:
- Whole Grains
- Nuts and Seeds
- Sweet potatoes
- Flax seed
- Yam flour
- Vegetable flours
On your next trip to the grocery store keep these low and non-glycemic foods in mind. Whether incorporating them into breakfast or any other meal of the day, these foods will help control blood sugar levels and keep you full for longer periods of time. If you are trying to lose weight, switching out typical breakfast cereals and other options for these healthier choices can help promote the long term weight loss you’re looking to achieve.
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