3 Tasty Diabetes-Friendly Granola Recipes That Won’t Spike Blood Sugar

Because not all granolas are good for you.

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Yogurt is a popular breakfast item that can do you a lot of good. This is all thanks to the bacteria that comes with each bite.

Don’t worry, though. Bacteria comes in all fermented foods and is seriously healing. The good bacteria is called probiotics, which you’ve surely heard around health food circles for years.

Probiotics improve the gut, which plays a major role in your overall health. By maintaining a healthy gut you can alleviate many illnesses and diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.

According to research, eating yogurt regularly may also lower glucose levels and improve insulin resistance. Another study says that it could even lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Needless to say, yogurt is good for you.

However, there are two things that ruin the health benefits for you:

  1. high-sugar yogurts
  2. high-sugar granolas

To avoid this, choose all-natural yogurt that is low in sugar. As for the granola? Here are five delicious and healthy recipes to top your granola with:

1. Easy Standard Homemade Granola

This is a pretty standard recipe that can be used as a base for a wide variety of recipes. It utilizes ingredients that are easy to find and absolutely packed with nutrition. Healthy fats, lots of fiber, and tons of minerals come with each bite.

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2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola

Peanut butter lovers rejoice! This classic combo makes it feel like you’re eating something naughty, but you’re actually supporting your brain instead! All the healthy fats make this great for brain and heart health, as well as keeping you full for hours. This recipe uses a sweetener but it’s not all that much for how much granola you get in the end.

3. Blissful Buckwheat Granola Clusters (Oil-free)

Unlike other granolas, this one does not have any oats. Instead, it offers all the incredible nutritional benefits of buckwheat, giving it a crunchy and nutty undertone that you will love. This recipe is heavy on the cinnamon, giving it a deliciously warming flavor.

References

Healthline. URL Link. Retrieved November 7, 2017.

Critical reviews in food science and nutrition. URL Link. Retrieved November 7, 2017.

Biomedcentral. URL Link. Retrieved November 7, 2017.

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Marquis is a freelance writer currently living in Ecuador. She contributes to health blogs as well as writes about her experiences as an expat in Ecuador. Her background is in Psychology but she has left that behind to write, on the road.