What Can Diabetics Eat For Breakfast (Best and Worst Foods)


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day… especially if you have diabetes. So how can you control your glucose levels with breakfast?
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Watch this video to find out about the 5 best breakfasts to adopt (and to completely avoid)!

The 4 Worst Breakfast Foods for Diabetics

4. Processed Breakfast Cereals
Many store-bought kinds of cereal are highly processed containing alarming levels of refined carbohydrate, added sugar, and nasty artificial chemicals.

So, if you do eat cereal in the morning, either make your own or go for a whole grain option without added sugar.

3. Protein Bars
In a similar way to refined breakfast cereals, most protein bars can be categorized as processed food.

But unless they’re recommended by your doctor, it’s far better to get your sustenance from real food.

2. Sausage, Bacon, and other meat
So while meat doesn’t add extra carbohydrates to your breakfast, it’s not the healthiest option for diabetics.

Sausage and bacon in particular are considered high in saturated fat which is known to raise cholesterol levels and aggravate diabetes.

1. Fruit Juices
Fruit juice may seem like a delicious and healthy option with your breakfast, however, when fruits are juiced, the fiber is removed, leaving a fast-absorbing sugar hit.

And when that extra glucose enters the bloodstream, it can lead to hyperglycemia.

The 5 Best Breakfast Options for Diabetics

5. Smoothies
If you tend to skip breakfast, a low-carb smoothie can be a good option.

A low-carb smoothie can be made of protein through yogurt or added plant powder, healthy fat with nuts, seeds, or avocado, and fiber with berries and leafy greens.

4. Eggs
Eggs are a delicious and healthy breakfast choice for people with diabetes.
Eggs are a rich source of protein, nutrients such as choline and biotin, and omega 3s.
These components support long-term blood glucose control.

3. Avocado Toast
While multigrain breads are filled with fiber, avocados offer a healthy dose of good fat.
Pairing both together creates a nourishing and blood-balancing breakfast option.

2. Oatmeal
Oats are a gluten-free whole grain that contains a large number of vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants.
So when you eat rolled or steel-cut oats, you can get the full nourishment of these important nutrients.

1. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are a blood glucose-friendly breakfast option. When soaked, the chia seeds expand into a gooey matter that delivers a high amount of soluble fibers and omega-3 fatty acids.
These components significantly reduce insulin resistance and improve blood sugar control.

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  1. I disagree with this video. It demonesses saturated fat, which has no effect on insulin and demonizes cholesterol which you need to repair of your body and make hormones, and it seems to promote carbohydrates as in bread, nuts, cereals, and other food stuffs, which turn into sugar in the body when digested and raise insulan. I’ve been a type two diabetic for over 30 years and have learned quite a bit in that length of time. Carbohydrates turn into sugar in the body, sugar raises your insulin and makes your condition worse. Rolled oats still a still a carbohydrate and will raise your blood sugar and fruit does the same thing. Insulin resistance is caused by the release of too much insulin in the body.

  2. I have found if you make a avocado smoothie in the morning with a handful of any kind of leafy greens and a handful of blueberries add cinnamon lemon juice and it is an excellent morning feeling energize ready to start your day, then I exercise for 1 hour and then eat again between one and two and then don't eat another meal until after 6:30 main thing is to have your plate salad veggies always first,then meat meal remember that you need to get 10cups of salad day I in corporated throughout my morning to my evening meal and always have lemon water before going to bed. Stay healthy be well.

  3. The science has been wrong for a long time.
    We’ve been raised on the Old Food Pyramid (remember that one) What we should be eating for good health. Now, for those focused on good health, the know you should FLIP that Food Pyramid upside down to better represent what we need to eat, or you may even want to trash it!

    If you want to stay healthy stop eating 6 or 7 times a day, and QUIT SUGAR and CARBS. Anything that turns to sugar in your gut can lead to excess weight gain and continual sugar spikes. The older we get the harder it is to keep it off with our current diets.

    Everyone is due for a life change, but you have to want to do it! Don’t think the Govt. or the FDA is going to protect us, they are on the HOOK with big biz.

    Read the food labels on the box or packages, see how much SUGAR is in everything! Look at the amount of CARBS processed food has. (The next time you give your child a bowl of Sugar Cereal, Check the Sugar and Carbs in it) If you get Sugar and Carbs under control, you’re on your way to better health!

    Don’t listen to me, just start educating yourself about Sugar and Carbs.

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  5. Diabetics can eat what ever they like at any meal time. So,please stop talking a load of rubbish. I am 66years old and I have had Diabetes since I was 16 months old,and my parents let me eat what every I wanted,as long as I was careful how much I ate. So please, stopping telling people what they can and can't eat.