Diabetes is a condition wherein the body is not able to process blood glucose efficiently, leading to an excess buildup of sugar in the blood. It has been emphasised often enough that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps kick-start your metabolism, energise you and prepare you for the day. Skipping breakfast could prove very detrimental for your health and energy levels. If you are a diabetic, it is even more important for you to have a filling and nutritious breakfast. Skipping your breakfast or tucking into something unhealthily high in carbs could cause blood sugar fluctuations and is definitely not recommended as part of diabetes diet. Thinking what to eat for breakfast is quite a challenge. When you are pressed for time, you are most likely to eat anything that comes your way but diabetics need to be very careful of what they add to their plate.
Diabetes Diet: Here are some vegetarian breakfast ideas diabetics can try-
Oats are a very good source of both protein and fibre. Dietary fibres take time to break down and digest. They also make sure that the sugar is released slowly, which further ensures stable blood sugar levels. Since, it is steamed and not fried, it helps you save a whole lot of calories too!
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Diet for Diabetes: Oats are a very good source of both protein and fibre
As a part of diabetes diet, you need to include protein in your meals. This staple Indian breakfast dish is actually a great way to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Moong dal is teeming with fibres, which not only make you feel satiated but also keep blood sugar spikes in check. This recipe also allows you to choose between mushroom and tofu toppings.
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Diet for Diabetes: This staple Indian breakfast dish is actually a great way to keep your blood sugar levels stable
Methi leaves have antidiabetic properties. They also have a low Glycaemic Index (GI). GI is a relative score given to carbohydrates depending upon how they affect your blood sugar levels. Low GI foods ensure slow-release of sugar in the bloodstream. You can sneak these non-starchy leaves in paratha dough, and enjoy them crisp and hot. Make sure you do not make it too oily and it is best to stay away from salty butter too.
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Diet for Diabetes: Methi leaves have a low Glycaemic Index (GI)
Not only for your breakfast, you can munch on sprouts at any point of the day. They are low in carbs, and rich in protein and fibre. Choose the lentils and legumes of your choice and sprout them. You can also top it with some chaat masala and lemon juice for that extra zing.
Ragi is a delicious gluten-free, low-carb grain you can add to your diabetes diet. Ragi dosa is actually fairly simple to make. You can pair this dosa with piping hot sambhar or coconut chutney.
Diet for Diabetes: Ragi is a delicious gluten-free, low-carb grain you can add to your diabetes diet.
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