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What is a good diabetic breakfast?

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A good breakfast for a diabetic includes an individual-sized cup of mandarin oranges, a piece of toast with peanut butter, and a serving of cottage cheese. Mandarin oranges canned in juice rather than syrup keeps sugar levels appropriate, as stated by the American Diabetes Association.

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The key for building any meal for a diabetic is blending carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the right way. Scrambling an egg, wrapping it in a whole-wheat tortilla along with tomatoes and sliced bell peppers, and topping the whole thing with a splash of hot sauce makes a healthy breakfast. The carbs are high in fiber, as the tortilla is whole wheat. The protein is appropriately portioned (just one egg), and the vegetables add even more fiber to the mix, slowing digestion and keeping blood sugar steady, notes the American Diabetes Association.

For people who lack the time to cook in the morning, layering 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt, 1/2 cup berries and some chopped pecans makes a breakfast on the go that mixes sugar and protein effectively. The pecans contain polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats that are much better for the body than processed foods, the berries provide carbs and fiber, and the yogurt provides a fat-free form of protein, according to the American Diabetes Association

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