When you eat a meal your blood sugar will rise in response to the types of food you consume. Certain foods raise blood sugar more than others.
Because high blood sugar is toxic to tissue and organs, the body will convert a portion of this glucose for energy for the brain, muscles, and liver. ANY excess glucose not immediately utilized will be converted to fat and stored in the cells with the help of insulin. (Insulin is the body’s primary fat building hormone)
Prior to 1980’s, the traditional American breakfast was bacon and eggs. As you can see in the chart below, the blood sugar response to this breakfast was minimal. (Normal blood sugar 83 mg/dl)
Through a series of nutritional missteps, based on “false or flimsy” science, we demonized saturated fat* and to a lesser degree protein. In a so-called attempt to eat “healthier,” the nation’s nutritional thought leaders and the government began promoting the idea of “heart healthy” whole grains.
*The 5 largest studies on diet since the 1960 failed to show any relationship between dietary fat/cholesterol and heart disease. https://idmprogram.com/low-fat-diets-exercise-type2-diabetes
With our new “heart-healthy” marching orders we shifted our diet to “Special K and Orange Juice.” If this is healthy then it should have a positive impact on our blood sugar…right?
This new “heart-healthy” regimen catapults our blood sugar in the stratosphere leaving your body with no other choice than to produce copious amounts of insulin (hyperinsulinemia) in order to move it out of the bloodstream (Insulin converts excess glucose to fat and stores it in our cells).
Three Indisputable Facts:
- High Blood Sugar generates excessive release of insulin into the body
- Excessive insulin promotes obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes
- Excessive insulin, insulin resistance and diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease
So for those of us looking to “reverse” the diabetic and obesity trend, this information can be quite enlightening. Tomorrow, when you wake up, you will need to decide…”What really is the healthier breakfast?”
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