Calories in Corn Flakes

Cornflakes with milk

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.)

Calories 357 Kcal
Protein 7.5 gm.
Fat 0.4 gm.
Saturated Fat 0.12 gm.
Carbohydrates 84.1 gm.
Fiber 3.3 gm.
Sodium 729 mg.
Potassium 168 mg.
Calcium 5 mg.
Iron 28.9 mg.
Zinc 1 mg.

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.