Salad and Vegetable Consumption Linked to Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes: Research at American Cornell Medicine University

In reality, breakfast provides us with energy for the entire day and contributes most to keeping us healthy.

New research has revealed that those who start their day with vegetables or salads maintain controlled blood sugar levels. This reduces the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. According to research conducted at Weill Cornell Medicine in America, having vegetables and salads for breakfast does not activate hunger hormones as much as other foods. Therefore, it also helps in weight reduction.

Associate Professor Dr. Alpna Shukla, conducting this research at Weill Cornell Medicine, says that the nutritional value of a food item depends on what we eat next. Firstly, having vegetables creates a fiber-like condition in the stomach. Then, when we consume carbohydrates, such as potatoes, they slow down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. As a result, glucose does not rush into the body in large quantities. Consequently, less insulin is needed. She says that food sequencing, meaning what we eat after what, benefits diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals.

Reduced Sugar Levels with Vegetable and Lentil Usage

Dr. Alpna Shukla states that if you consume lentils and vegetables before eating carbohydrates like rice and bread, your sugar levels can drop by up to 47% even 10 minutes before eating. Moreover, having lentils and vegetables first also reduces hunger, leading us to eat less.

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