Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday's Woes: Coffee with a Side of Fat?

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Love a nice cup of Joe with that big Sunday breakfast?

According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, it might be bad for you. The study found that when healthy people ate a meal high in saturated fat and had two cups of coffee their blood sugar increased 65% in response to their next meal.  The mixture of fat and caffeine has a lasting effect on the way in which your body metabolizes sugar, making your body less able to use it for energy.  The feel tired.

The best choices for a healthy breakfast with your morning brew...
High-fiber, low-fat meals!

Source: Redbook Magazine


Elizabeth said...

If you are going to have coffee with that type of meal, make sure that you have some cinnamon. After reading studies like this

I started using cinnamon daily and my blood glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides improved dramatically in a matter of months!

Noelle said...

Cool tip, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing ( and for stopping by)!