The past few weeks I’ve reported on a number of studies related to preventing diabetes.
It has long been a staple of good nutritional advice to regularly consume breakfast. At MDPrevent, we practically shout it from the rooftops. Still, there has been little research on the relationship between morning eating habits and developing diabetes -- until now.
Still, there was even more good news. Paradoxically, the more regular breakfast eaters also gained less weight. Now that’s having your breakfast and eating it too!
Even though those with superior diet quality had lower incidences of diabetes, it proved out that breakfast frequency was a more significant factor as it was shown to be more predictive of diabetes risk even when comparing different types of diets. Now that doesn’t mean that butter pancakes, loaded with whipped cream and caramel are okay for breakfast. It does mean that a healthy breakfast is both a great way to reduce your diabetes risk and start a wonderful day.
By the way, I start the day with the exact same breakfast every morning, which I try to consume within 90 minutes of awakening. It’s comprised of a bowl of fresh blueberries, an added sliced banana, a combination of organic whole grain, high fiber, and low simple carbohydrate cereals, seduced with a cup of unsweetened almond milk. Yum, yum, yum. I’m never hungry until lunch. Sweet!