Prevent type 2 diabetes blood-sugar spikes by eating more protein (25 to 30 gms) for breakfast, experts say
Individuals with type 2 diabetes have difficulty regulating their glucose — or blood sugar — levels, particularly after meals. University of Missouri-Columbia researchers have found that type 2 diabetics can eat more protein at breakfast to help reduce glucose spikes at both breakfast and lunch.
“We know that what you eat and when you eat make a difference, and that if people skip breakfast, their glucose response at lunch will be huge. In our study, we found those who ate breakfast experienced appropriate glucose responses after lunch.”
“The first meal of the day is critical in maintaining glycemic control at later meals, so it really primes people for the rest of the day,” Kanaley said. “Eating breakfast prompts cells to increase concentrations of insulin at the second meal, which is good because it shows that the body is acting appropriately by trying to regulate glucose levels.