4 steps to… A HEALTHIER BREAKFAST

Did you know around two million people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes? Keep your blood sugar levels low and start your day the right way

4 steps to... A HEALTHIER BREAKFAST

by Hope Brotherton |

Switch your cereal

Cereal and milk make for a quick and easy breakfast, but those who have diabetes should be careful. Although many seem healthy, they can be packed with sugar. Look at the labels and opt for cereals with as many green lights as possible.

Porridge

Thanks to its low glycemic index, porridge oats is a great option for those with type 2 diabetes. Oats are also ideal for those looking to manage their weight because they have a high fibre content, which keeps you fuller for longer. Opt for plain oats, as many flavoured varieties are high in sugar and could send your blood-sugar levels soaring.

Eggs

Eggs are another great option owing to their high protein, moderate fat, and low carb content. They can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, so make a versatile breakfast choice.

Toast

Toast can be a good choice, but make sure you stick to the wholegrain varieties. Switch from white toast to wholegrain versions like seeded batch bread, multi-seed, granary, soya and linseed. Sweet spreads such as jams and marmalade are a no go. Opt for savoury spreads instead such as avocado, peanut butter or Marmite.Switch your cereal

Cereal and milk make for a quick and easy breakfast, but those who have diabetes should be careful. Although many seem healthy, they can be packed with sugar. Look at the labels and opt for cereals with as many green lights as possible.

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