You can eat these cereals without fear of a glucose spike!
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Do you LOVE cereal, but HATE that it can skyrocket your blood sugar? Well, try these unique types of cereal because they will NOT lead to a steep glucose rise!
1) Try Quinoa. Cooked quinoa can contain 70% carbohydrates, with 14.5% protein, and about 14% fat, but remember – quinoa is an excellent source of COMPLEX carbohydrates, which take longer for your body to digest than overly processed simple carbohydrates. And its protein content helps slow digestion.
2) Go for Muesli. This cereal grain contains the soluble fiber called BETA-GLUCAN, which can help slow the digestive process, which, in turn, slows the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. Plus, muesli is an excellent source of RESISTANT STARCH, a carbohydrate which will not raise blood sugar and it acts much like fiber. Resistant starch also creates feelings of fullness, thus aiding weight loss.
3) Give Rice-Based Cereals a shot. Brown rice cereal supplies an assortment of diabetes-fighting micronutrients, including manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and the B vitamins thiamine and pyridoxine. And recent research has also shown that eating up to three servings of whole grains, like BROWN rice, can actually REDUCE your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by over 30%.
4) Don’t forget about bran cereals. Bran is the nutrient-rich outer shell of grains like oats, rice, barley, corn, and wheat, and it supplies protein, complex carbohydrates, fatty acids, insoluble fiber, and important micronutrients like iron and B vitamins. Oat bran cereal also includes a modest portion of artery-aiding potassium, and it’s an excellent source of AVENANTHRAMIDES, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and blood pressure.
5) Be sure to choose Steel-Cut Oatmeal. This less processed version of oatmeal supplies BETA-GLUCAN FIBER, which can lower LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower the chances of a post-meal glucose spike, and improve insulin sensitivity.