We are all aware of the mantra repeated in the last 30 years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The same guys were also pushing sugary cereals, dairy and cookies and helped immensely the current obesity epidemic. But everyone believed them, ourselves included.
Then you start having a look at all those studies about the beneficial effect of breakfast and you discover that they were all based on sandy foundation, being that intentional or not doesn’t really matter, does it?
Most diabetologists (the people that are helping other people get diabetes?) love to explain how this is an incurable disease to their patients (or should I say customers?), suggesting that eating wholemeal cereals and bread for breakfast helps maintain a stable blood sugar during the day.
It’s not true, of course, but their customers blindly believe them, often literally because one of the dreaded consequences of diabetes is blindness.
There is a study published on Nature where the results show that people with type 2 diabetes who eat breakfast have higher plasma glucose through the day, and a 32% increase in the plasma glucose standard deviation. That means that the blood sugar has higher spikes, spikes that are the main risk for coronary diseases, stroke, blindness, kidney issues and limbs amputation.
So do yourself a favor, diabetic or not: skip breakfast, you’ll stay healthier and you’ll loose weight quicker.