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Diabetic? This meal could lower your dependence on meds by almost a third

by , 11 December 2013

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And when it comes to controlling your type II diabetes, a study out of Jerusalem has just proven why? It found that eating the right foods at the start of the day significantly improves your glycaemic control…

The hardest thing for diabetics to do is keep their sugar from turning into a rollercoaster during the day.

And that’s exactly what diabetes medication helps you do.

Now, a finding published in Obesity, proves there’s an even more effective treatment.

All you need to do is eat a large fat- and protein-centric breakfast.

Why breakfast is a diabetic’s most important meal of the day

According to the study, almost a third of overweight diabetics who ate a big-breakfast were able to reduce their type II diabetes medication use by as much as 33%.

The reason?

As study author Dr Spyros Mezitis explains: “Eating a substantial, protein-rich diet can lower blood sugar and improve satiety.”

That’s good news for diabetics.

So what should diabetics eat at breakfast?

Livestrong.com has the answer.

It lists “breakfast foods that diabetics should avoid [as] high sugar cereals, pastries, doughnuts, pancakes/waffles with syrup, fruit juices and coffee drinks high in sugar.” But warns that, “carbohydrates are an important part of a balanced diet and should not be avoided. Complex carbohydrate breakfasts, such as steel-cut oatmeal, provide energy and are involved in metabolic processes.”

There you have it: The best way to control your blood sugar is to eat a big hearty breakfast. And that’s exactly what we expect you’ll be doing tomorrow morning.

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