A high-fat, low-carbohydrate breakfast helps control blood sugar levels throughout the day and is optimal for diabetics. In this connection, Canadian scientists from the University of British Columbia have advised people with type 2 diabetes to eat an omelet in the morning, reports Medicalxpress.
According to Professor Jonathan Little, diabetics should refuse cereal, toast and fruit for breakfast, because these foods can cause a strong surge in blood sugar levels because they contain a lot of carbohydrates. The scientist explained that breakfast is a “problem” meal for people with type 2 diabetes. And the best way out is to give preference to fats.
The professor believes that a simple fried egg or scrambled eggs is a good way to prevent a big sugar jump, improve glycemic control during the day, and even reduce other complications of diabetes.
– We expected that limiting the amount of carbohydrates to 10% for breakfast would help prevent a surge in sugar. But we were a little surprised that this had a lasting effect and that the overall control and stability of the glucose were improved. Meanwhile, large fluctuations in blood sugar levels damage our blood vessels, eyes and kidneys. A low-carb breakfast reduces disturbing performance, the professor said.
Another interesting aspect of the new study is hunger before eating and craving for sweets at the end of the day, as a rule, diabetics were lower if they ate low-carb foods for breakfast.