Including Indigestible Carbohydrates in the Evening Meal of Healthy Subjects Improves Glucose Tolerance, Lowers Inflammatory Markers, and Increases Satiety after a Subsequent Standardized Breakfast
The concept of increasing intake of low glycemic index foods as having a positive impact on glycemic control is not new. Society still seems slow to incorporate this, promoting high glycemic, low nutrient breakfast cereals and refined carbs throughout the rest of the day. While we know that refined carbs for breakfast increases caloric intake the rest of the day, the relationship between an evening meal and subsequent breakfast has not been greatly explored.
This study finds that low glycemic index evening meals will promote low caloric intake in the morning meal. Interestingly, the authors suggest that this relationship may be mediated through the action of intestinal bacteria’s action on the fiber present in whole grains.