People looking for a quick breakfast option generally go for cornflakes and milk. Though it is certainly a quickie for working professionals who wish to grab a bite before going to work, cornflakes might not be the best food for diabetic patients.
Despite being a popular choice, cornflakes have a high glycemic index. This means that they release sugars into the bloodstream quicker than many other foods. The sugar contained in cornflakes is fructose. This is a simple carbohydrate that is easily digested and can raise blood sugar levels.
Regular consumption of cornflakes along with honey or sugar can further increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in people who are non-diabetic. They raise blood sugar levels in people who already have type 2 diabetes leading to symptoms of high sugar levels.
Cornflakes are certainly not the preferable breakfast option for people with diabetes and should not be included in a diabetes diet menu.
Calories in Corn Flakes (100 gm.)
|Saturated Fat||0.12 gm.|
Vitamins in Corn Flakes (100 gm.)
|Vitamin A||481 μg.|
|Vitamin B2||1.52 mg.|
|Vitamin B6||1.79 mg.|
|Vitamin B9||357 μg.|
|Vitamin C||21 mg.|
|Active Vitamin D3||3.86 μg.|