The body is constantly performing functions to keep us healthy without us even noticing. For example, every time you eat food, your body breaks the food down into nutrients.
When your body breaks down carbohydrates, it turns them into glucose.This is a good and necessary function,but unfortunately,if too much sugar is consumed at once,it can cause a spike in blood sugar.
And for those who are diabetic or pre-diabetic, this is especially problematic because their bodies can't use the glucose properly.Thankfully, there are foods people can eat to help them manage
their blood glucose levels. One food in particular is oatmeal.According to medical expert Laura Burak, MS, RD, author of Slimdown with Smoothies, and founder of Laura Burak Nutrition,
the best way to make oatmeal to manage your blood sugar is making sure you have enough protein and fiber-heavy ingredients to add to it."A combo of protein and fiber is key to balancing blood sugar
and keeping you full," says Burak. "You can make a blood-sugar-friendly bowl of oatmeal by adding enough protein and sweetening the mixture with natural fiber-containing sugar sources
like fresh or frozen fruit, instead of just sprinkling good ol' brown sugar on top."
Carbohydrates, especially those with heavy amounts of sugar, can sometimes cause a spike in your blood sugar.
This is because when you eat carbs, your body breaks them down into glucose at a rapid rate.You may be thinking, oats are a carbohydrate, so how could they be good for managing blood sugar?
Fortunately, although oats are a carb, they are also extremely high in soluble fiber. foods high in fiber are excellent choice for controlling blood sugar