when it comes to a breakfast that can help lower blood sugar, a balance of protein, fat, and fiber are key.
"At breakfast, my favorite combo is oatmeal and berries paired with a high-quality protein source like Greek yogurt, which also contains probiotics that contribute to a healthy gut
something that plays a role in controlling blood glucose as well."
Oatmeal is a great breakfast option for those who need to monitor their blood sugar because it consists of a lot of fiber (8 grams per uncooked cup),
which is crucial to managing blood sugar, and it is easy to add toppings full of protein and healthy fat as well."95% of Americans miss the mark on the recommended fiber intake of 14 grams
per 1,000 calories or roughly 25-38 grams per day," says Harris-Pincus, "and fiber, particularly soluble fiber, can help manage blood sugar by forming a gel-like substance with water
that delays the rate of digestion and absorption of carbohydrates." In fact, consuming soluble fiber on a regular basis has not only been linked to helping people manage their type 2 diabetes
but it can also help lower your risk of developing it.
Soluble fiber is important for managing blood sugar, but having a balance of fiber, protein, and healthy fat is what Harris-Pincus says is the key to success.
A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that diets higher in protein were successful in lowering & helping to manage blood glucose levels in participants who had type 2 diabetes
Research shows that these healthier fats can help manage blood sugar levels as well as improve insulin resistance-something that is key in preventing or managing type 2 diabetes.