If blood glucose isn’t controlled properly and stays to high, it can lead to a number of problems, including kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease and stroke.
Eating a healthy diet can help manage blood sugar, and as well as eating a wide range of foods, including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta, and keeping sugar, fat and salt to a minimum, the NHS recommends eating breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
But when it comes to the first meal of the day, breakfast, particularly on Christmas day, what’s considered the best breakfast for keeping blood sugar levels in check?
If wanting a couple of slices of toast on the day, Diabetes UK recommends switching from white toast to wholegrain versions like seeded batch bread, multi-seed, granary, soya and linseed.
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