Consuming a protein rich breakfast helps diabetics achieve better blood sugar control for the rest of the day.

Protein has a number of nutritional benefits – it helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied for longer, thus reducing hunger later in the day. Protein, (particularly in the morning) reduces cravings for sugar or carbohydrate rich foods later in the afternoon and evening. People who consume protein in the morning find it easier to stick to a healthy diet throughout the day. You don’t need to rely so much on willpower; you just naturally feel more satiated throughout the day.

Protein also helps diabetics achieve a more stable blood sugar level and helps to reduce post meal blood sugar elevations. Avoiding blood sugar spikes after meals is an important way of reducing the risk of diabetic complications later in life. The higher the blood sugar goes and the longer it remains elevated, the more health problems a diabetic is likely to suffer with.

Eggs or a whey protein powder smoothie are popular breakfast choices because they are quick and easy, while being tasty and filling.