“Did I read right?” you ask. Read on…
Remember your granny and mother telling you that. And to do justice to them, do yourself a great favour this morning…ditch your corn flakes and shredded wheat and Special K and Crunchy Nut and…
Two Different Breakfasts
A latest trial was done where researches chose a random 59 diabetics who were also obese. These people were put on one or other of two diabetic diets for three months.
In both diets, the calorie consumption was exactly the same.
However, one of the diet breakfasts was a small, carbohydrate-rich breakfast. The second of the two diet breakfasts was a fat- and protein-rich meal with a calorie content that accounted for 1/3 of the day’s total calorie intake.
Now, participate in this and take some time to
Guess which of the two groups fared better.
If you guessed the second group who ate the hearty fat- and protein-rich breakfast, well done!
These trial subjects, eating this fat and protein-rich breakfast every morning had the benefits of a significantly greater improvement to BOTH their blood sugar AS WELL AS their blood pressure levels. Additionally, they felt less hungry too.
Reduction in Diabetes Meds Reliance
Now, this is where it gets really interesting. More than 30% of this second group on the hearty fat and protein-rich breakfast was able to reduce their dependence on their diabetes medication for the duration of the research.
This is in contrast to the other group of subjects who ate the small, high-carbohydrate breakfast ~ this group found a significant increase in their reliance on their diabetes medication.
If this doesn’t convince everyone to toss their cereals, toast and marmalade, crumpets and baked beans in the bin and opt for a fattier, protein-rich breakfast, goodness knows what will!
Hooray for Egg Power!
Eggs, a favourite breakfast item the world over, comes up trumps in meeting both the criteria of being fat and protein-rich. In addition, they are a high nutrition food that contain an abundance of lutein, choline and zeaxanthin.
And as a bonus, they are delicious to eat. Yummy!
So, step up and take your breakfast up a notch. Whip up an omelette. Or fry a couple of eggs sunny side up. You can indulge yourself by adding smoked salmon which is rich in omega-3. And a side salad. What a treat!
And while you’re at it, drizzle with flax seed oil, a good grind from your black pepper mill and a pinch of Celtic sea salt full of minerals.
Bonjour et Bon Appétit.
© Helen Chow, ND
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