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Type 2 Diabetes Solution: Low-Carb Breakfast Found Beneficial

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Blood sugar disease diabetes can be prevented by avoiding sugar treats, following a healthy diet and regular exercise. Tumisu/Pixabay

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But for diabetes patients, preparing their first meal for the day could be a daunting task, especially when they have been advised to avoid certain types of food. It also doesn’t help that anything they consume could readily affect their blood sugar levels.

Good thing a new study has found that a low-carbohydrate breakfast is actually the best meal to prepare for people struggling with diabetes. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recommends ditching as much carbs and eating more protein and fat instead.

The researchers who conducted the study said that a low-carb, high-fat breakfast will do wonders for people with type 2 diabetes since this type of diet could prevent their blood sugar levels from spiking.

According to the International Diabetes Federation, type 2 diabetes is the most common type since it accounts for 90 percent of all diabetes cases. This type is characterized by insulin resistance and has become quite common among children, adolescents and younger adults due to the surge in the number of obesity cases, poor diet and physical inactivity.

What’s good about type 2, however, is the fact that it is easily managed through a healthy diet, increased physical activity and maintenance of appropriate body weight. Based on this information, it’s safe to assume that the researchers intended to find a way to help diabetic people manage their condition by suggesting a more practical breakfast plan for them.

The researchers of the study tested their idea by having a randomized, controlled trial involving 23 people. Basically, participants were fed with a low-carb, high-fat breakfast meal and their blood sugar levels were monitored for 24 hours.

What they found upon reviewing the data they collected is that the low-carb breakfast prevented the participants’ blood sugar levels to spike, a common occurrence in type 2 diabetes patients who have eaten a meal. Additionally, they also noted how the participants had fewer cravings for sweets and were overall less hungry before dinner within the 24-hour period after their low-carb morning meal.

Despite the promising findings of the study, Diet Doctor opined that embracing a low-carb lifestyle would actually yield better results. The diet-focused blog stated that consuming very low carbohydrates throughout the different meals of the day could have provided solid evidence on how the low-carb lifestyle is very ideal for people struggling with diabetes.

Diabetes Blood sugar disease diabetes can be prevented by avoiding sugar treats, following a healthy diet and regular exercise. Tumisu/Pixabay

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