There are a confusing array of diets—such as keto, low-fat, low glycemic index, low-carb, Mediterranean, and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) diet—alleging to optimize health. For anyone having type II diabetes—a disease that impacts about 1 in 12 people universally—sorting out what to eat could be even more confusing as their bodies have difficulty in processing sugars. When they consume carbohydrates—the starches and sugars found in several foods—they get huge spikes in blood sugar. The poor management of blood sugar by the body could damage organs, mainly eyes, blood vessels, and kidneys.
The goal of the research at the UBC (University of British Columbia, Okanagan) was to find a research diet and exercise involvements for the treatment and avoidance of type II diabetes. The researchers conducted human studies testing how dissimilar lifestyle tactics impacted the blood glucose control and other health indicators significant for the control of this disease. By studying hundreds of individuals having type II diabetes, it was pointed out that breakfast causes the biggest glucose spike of the day. The study was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. During the study, a low-carbohydrate breakfast consisting of cheese, egg, and spinach omelet was given. It was seen that blood sugar spikes after dinner and lunch were exactly the same regardless of the breakfast.
On a similar note, recently, researchers stated that eggs for breakfast help people with diabetes. Jonathan Little—Associate Professor at the UBC, Okanagan—published the research in this week demonstrating that a high-fat LCBF (low-carb breakfast) can assist those having type II diabetes in controlling their blood sugar levels throughout the day. Little stated, “The large blood sugar surge that follows breakfast is owing to the mixture of pronounced insulin resistance in the sunrise in people having type II diabetes and as typical Western breakfast foods—oatmeal, cereal, toast, and fruit—are high in carbohydrates.”