Type 2 diabetes is a condition that can cause the body to lose control of the amount of glucose in the blood. The body doesn’t respond to insulin properly and may not produce enough, causing a person’s blood glucose level to rise too high. If the condition is left untreated, serious complications can arise, including kidney failure, nerve damage, foot ulcers, heart disease and stroke. A person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes is heightened by eating a poor diet, so to manage blood sugar levels it’s important to eat a healthy diet.
Experts say there’s nothing that cannot be eaten if a person has type 2 diabetes, but certain foods should be limited.
You should eat a wide range of foods, including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta, and keeping sugar, fat and salt to a minimum.
It’s also important to eat breakfast, lunch and diner every day, not to skip meals.
But when it comes to arguably the most important meal of the day, breakfast, what foods are considered best for blood sugar levels?
Bread is a popular breakfast staple, but certain types of bread have been found to be better for blood sugar levels than others.
Foods high in carbohydrate can cause blood sugar levels to spike, and bread is generally very high in carbohydrate.
Avocado has become a popular breakfast food over the last few years, but has also been shown to be beneficial to blood sugar levels.
Firstly, the creamy green fruit is low in carbohydrates, which means they have little effect on blood sugar levels.
A study published in Nutrition Journal evaluated the effects of adding half an avocado to the standard lunch of healthy, overweight people.
The researchers found avocados do not significantly impact blood sugar levels.