Today’s Video of the Day from the University of British Columbia (UBC) describes how a high-fat, low-carb breakfast can help people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) control their blood sugar levels throughout the day.
Study author Jonathan Little is an associate professor in UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
“We expected that limiting carbohydrates to less than 10 percent at breakfast would help prevent the spike after this meal,” said Professor Little. “But we were a bit surprised that this had enough of an effect and that the overall glucose control and stability were improved.”
“We know that large swings in blood sugar are damaging to our blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys. The inclusion of a very low-carbohydrate high-fat breakfast meal in T2D patients may be a practical and easy way to target the large morning glucose spike and reduce associated complications.”
The study is published in the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: UBC Okanagan