Two new studies have found that adding protein-rich or probiotic foods to your diet helps to control blood sugar levels. These foods slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.
- Research indicates that high-protein or probiotic foods prevent blood sugar spikes that lead to type 2 diabetes.
- These are easy lifestyle changes for people who are pre-diabetic or have metabolic syndrome, with risk factors for diabetes.
- Probiotic bacteria were found to produce compounds that may make it easier for cells to use insulin.
“Protein may stimulate the release of some gut hormones that may slow the gastric empty rate,” Meng said. That’s the speed at which food leaves the stomach for digestion in the intestines.
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