Nutrition 0 MIN READ

Optimising Your Morning Routine for Better Glucose Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Eating an egg omelette and drinking tea with milk and sugar in the morning might seem like a healthy and tasty breakfast. But it could increase your blood sugar levels. Tea has tannins and caffeine that can make your body produce something called cortisol, which increases your blood sugar levels. This is called hyperglycemia. Milk sugar, or lactose, can also increase your blood sugar levels, especially if you are prediabetes or have diabetes.

Optimising Breakfast for Better Glucose Control: Tips and Strategies
• Try drinking tea without milk and sugar to avoid the hyperglycemic effects of tannins and caffeine.
• Consider isolating the events. You can drink tea two hours before or after eating eggs to check which ingredient is causing the spike in blood sugar levels.

High-protein and high-healthy fat foods such as eggs are digested slowly by the body. This leads to a slower release of glucose into the bloodstream, thereby helping to regulate blood sugar levels. On the other hand, consuming tea with milk and sugar can cause a spike in blood sugar levels due to tannins, caffeine, and lactose. These can increase cortisol production and insulin resistance, leading to hyperglycemia.

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