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Have type 2 diabetes? You may have noticed that your blood sugars tend to be higher after breakfast than other meals. This is called the "Second Meal Effect".
Thankfully, researchers revealed an easy way to counteract the effect in the latest issue of Diabetes Care. They theorized that a high-protein snack before breakfast would counteract this effect. And they were right.
When study participants had a high-protein snack before breakfast, their blood sugars were 40% lower than when they didn't snack!
For the study, the snack was 75g of yogurt and 25g of soy beans. That's about 15g of protein, 15g of carbs, and 6g of fat.
This is an approach you can easily verify yourself. Simply select two days where you wake up with the same blood sugar and can have breakfast at 10am.
On day 1, have a high-protein snack at 8am. On day 2, skip the snack.
On both days, test your blood sugar before and two hours after breakfast.