Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin and because of the body’s poor insulin production, blood sugar levels in the body keep rising. Over time, if left untreated, rising blood sugar levels can be life-threatening health risks, such as heart disease and stroke. Luckily, making better decisions regarding food and diet will ensure blood sugar levels remain healthy.
Breakfast is an essential meal and research shows that people with diabetes who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat throughout the day.
Experts also agree that adding avocado to your breakfast meal will help keep blood sugar levels low.
The creamy green fruit is packed with vitamins, nutrients and heart-healthy fats.
While they are high in fat, it’s the good kind of fat that benefits people with type 2 diabetes.
Won’t cause spikes in blood sugar
Avocados are low in carbohydrates which meta they have little effect on blood sugar levels.
A recent study published in Nutrition Journal evaluated how avocado intake affected glucose, insulin levels and energy.
The study noted that the addition of half an avocado led to a reduced desire to eat over a three to five hour period.
Additionally adding an avocado led to a significant reduction in blood insulin levels.
Avocados can be easily integrated into ones breakfast.
Try putting avocado on your morning toast or bagel instead of butter or adding it into your morning smoothie.
Avocados are low in carbohydrates and high in fibre which makes them great for blood sugar stability.