Not sure what to have for breakfast this morning? Well how about a whey protein shake or smoothy?
Acute studies show that addition of whey protein at breakfast has a glucose-lowering effect through increased incretin and insulin secretion, but it's long term effect has not been known until now.
In a recent study, 56 type-2 diabetics were given either a whey protein-based breakfast, a varied protein source diet or a high carbohydrate breakfast.
After 12 weeks, all participants were measured for markers of type-2 diabetes.
The whey protein-based breakfast group showed the greatest reduction in post meal blood glucose, insulin, C-peptide, iGLP-1 and satiety scores. The whey protein-based breakfast group also showed the greatest reduction in HbA1c, and lost the most weight.
Time to crack out that blender and start planning your whey breakfast people!
A favourite of ours (and a hit with the kids) goes like this: