Type 2 diabetes causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. If left untreated, the condition can lead to serious complications such as a heart attack and kidney problems. A healthy diet will help control blood sugar levels, and a new study has revealed a certain drink for breakfast can be beneficial.
A new study published in there Journal of Dairy Science revealed consuming a high-protein milk-based drink at breakfast could reduce a person’s appetite at lunchtime and therefore slash the risk of obesity.
The research, lead by Dr Douglas Goff of the University of Guelph, examined the effects of drinking high-protein milk for breakfast and then a high-carbohydrate cereal.
Participants’ blood glucose levels, feeling of fullness and the amount of food they consumed later on in the day were compared.
They discovered the whey and casein proteins in milk, if drunk first thing, can release gastric hormones that slow digestion and increase feelings of fullness.
Dr Goff said: “This study confirms the importance of milk at breakfast to aid in the slower digestion of carbohydrate and lower blood sugar levels.
“Nutritionists have always stressed the importance of a healthy breakfast, and this study should encourage consumers to include milk.”
Source: The Express