Another day, another study demonstrating that breakfast really is the most important meal you can eat. Just do yourself a favor and ditch the Special K.
As part of this latest trial, researchers randomized 59 obese, diabetic subjects to one of two diabetic diets for three months.
The calorie count was the same in both diets. But one featured a small, carbohydrate-rich breakfast. The other featured a fat- and protein-rich breakfast that accounted for a full third of the day’s food intake.
Now just guess which group fared better. (Though as a reader of mine, I’m sure you saw the results coming from a mile away.)
That’s right. Subjects who ate the hearty breakfast every morning benefited from significantly greater improvements to both blood sugar and blood pressure levels. And they were less hungry, too.
What’s more, more than 30 percent of this group was able to reduce their reliance on diabetes medication over the study period. While subjects eating the small, high-carb breakfast saw significant dose increases.
If this doesn’t finally convince people to toss their bagels and cereal in favor of fattier, protein-rich fare I honestly don’t know what will.
Especially since eggs–arguably America’s favorite breakfast food–meet both of these criteria in spades. The fact that they also offer amazing nutrition (including an abundance of choline, lutein, and zeaxanthin) is just a bonus.
So if you really want to take your breakfast up a notch, whip up a veggie omelet. Served with a side of omega-3-rich smoked salmon, if you’re feeling extra indulgent.
And of course, don’t forget to use plenty of macadamia nut oil–my go-to source of slimming monounsaturated fats. It’s an essential component of my New Hamptons Health Miracle. And it’s also the only oil I ever cook with.
“Big breakfast rich in protein and fat improves glycemic control in type 2 diabetics.” Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Oct 29.