There is a strong and unavoidable connection between the blood sugar level and the food that you eat. Food items loaded with sugar and fat releases lots of energy into the body. So, over consumption of food items like bakery snacks, fast food and junk food and aerated drinks may swiftly increase your body weight, often leading to obesity and other health problems.
This causes insulin resistance which leads to diabetes. Insulin resistance not only makes you a diabetic patient but also shoots up the blood sugar levels even if you are already suffering from diabetes.
The level of blood sugar can be regulated to a certain extent by adopting healthier eating habits. Following a healthier and nutritious diet can maintain the blood sugar level at a healthy rate without increasing or decreasing too much.
The three main meals that you eat in a day could be divided into five or six smaller portions, without actually lowering the total intake of food. This not only helps control the diabetes but eases the hunger pangs that lead to overeating and obesity.
Keep diabetes at bay with this protein-rich breakfast
Including protein in the breakfast brings several benefits to people suffering from diabetes. In fact, the food intake during morning has been found to have a major impact on the health status of diabetic persons.
Giving due attention to breakfast can help control blood sugar levels to a large extent. Inevitably, there is a long interval between supper and breakfast as people sleep at night. So the breakfast should be taken as early as possible.
Protein-rich items in the breakfast increases metabolism and helps keep away the hungry feeling during the period between meals. Examples of eatables having high protein content include pulses, egg, meat, nuts, milk and milk products.
However, diabetic patients should avoid salt and fatty items as they increase the risk of a heart attack. In case ‘puttu’ (steamed rice cake), pulses and ‘papadam’ (a fried food) are offered for breakfast, remove the papadam.