In a study published in Science Direct, consuming milk at breakfast helps to lower blood glucose throughout the day was further analysed.
A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to the study.
The researchers found that milk consumed with breakfast cereal reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with water, and high dairy protein concentration reduced postprandial blood glucose concentration compared with normal dairy protein concentration.
“The high-protein treatment also reduced appetite after the second meal compared with the low-protein equivalent,” noted the study.
According to Dr Douglas Goff, lead researcher of the study: “This confirms the importance of milk at breakfast time to aid in the slower digestion of carbohydrate and to help maintain lower blood sugar levels.
“Nutritionists have always stressed the importance of a healthy breakfast, and this study should encourage consumers to include milk.”
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