Eating whey protein before breakfast curb unwanted cravings

ISLAMABAD: A new study suggests that eating whey protein for breakfast can help in tackling unwanted cravings through the day. According to researchers, milk contains two types of proteins casein and whey.

Whey is absorbed quicker than any other form of protein by our body,reported a private news channel. This latest study shows that having whey protein early morning helps in keeping your blood sugar levels in control through the day.

When your blood sugar levels are maintained, energy is released slowly from the food you eat and you feel full for a longer period of time and thus, have a lesser urge to binge in between meals. By keeping a check on your blood sugar levels, it also helps in lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.

For this study, researchers carried out two studies. In the first experiment, 12 obese men did a 30-minute rest or a light treadmill session and then either they were given 20 grams of the supplement or a placebo before consuming a carbohydrate-filled breakfast.

It was seen that the blood sugar levels of these men, which normally spike after eating, were found to be controlled as a result of the whey protein.

In the second study, 11 men suffering from Type-2 diabetes were given 15 grams of the supplement. In both cases, the blood sugar levels were maintained which helped these men curb unwanted cravings.

It also helped them fight the desire to have a snack before lunch when taking with their breakfast. -APP