If you love peanut butter, you'll be glad to know that you can enjoy it as a diabetic-- especially for breakfast. Not only is it tasty, but it's good for you.
Peanut Butter and Blood Sugar
According to Perdue University and the Federal University of Vicosa in Brazil, studies have shown that eating peanut butter for breakfast can help keep your blood sugar levels more stable. Women who ate peanut butter with breakfast felt fuller, longer, and even after a high carbohydrate lunch their blood sugar was lower.
This is because peanut butter secretes an appetite-suppressing hormone peptide. This is not the first time peanut butter has proven itself a great snack choice for diabetes-- but this research just confirms the benefits.
Eating More Peanut Butter for Breakfast
Spread a tablespoon or two of luscious peanut butter over your sprouted wheat toast or bagel for breakfast. You can also smear it on pancakes or waffles instead of syrup.
Mix it into your oatmeal for a delicious peanut butter flavor hot cereal.
Another great way to enjoy peanut butter is as a dip-- warm it for 30 seconds in the microwave, and then dip your apple slices or strawberries into it.
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