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I'm a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, restorative wellness practitioner, certified holistic health coach, and educator. I inspire individuals to take back their health with real food so they can finally get to the root cause of dysfunction and restore wellness within themselves. I reside in Boise, Idaho where I enjoy spending time outdoors, drinking copious amounts of tea, cuddling with cats, and reading good books. 

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How a Low-Carb Breakfast Promotes Blood Sugar Control

I hate to break the news to you, but cereal is not the breakfast of champions. So throw out your Wheaties, or whatever sugar-filled cereal you have in your pantry, and invest in some low carb breakfast options instead.

A recent study from the University of British Columbia looked at various breakfast options, especially when they pertained to people with type 2 diabetes. The researchers concluded that a breakfast high in fat and low in carbohydrates was shown to help those with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels throughout the day,

I believe that this type of breakfast can benefit everyone, not just those with type 2 diabetes. Breakfasts in America typically consist of high carbohydrate foods such as oatmeal, toast, cereal, pastries, and fruit. These things lead to blood sugar spikes not just in people with type 2 diabetes, but in everyone. Eating a breakfast higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates is a simple way to prevent a high blood sugar spike early in the day. Not only that, but the study participants who ate a high-fat, low-carb breakfast weren't craving sweets as much later in the day. The participants who consumed a high-carb breakfast craved sugary snacks throughout the day.

The researchers who conducted the study suggest that breakfast should consist of no more than 10% carbohydrates. A change in diet is a healthy step for both those who are susceptible to insulin resistance and those who are not. So go ahead and tell all your friends. It's okay to eat bacon and eggs again, as long as you're not eating them with fruit and spoonfuls of sugar in your coffee.


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