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Health tips on blood glucose. Get to know this.
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Health tips on blood glucose. Get to know this.
MORNING BREAKFAST is the most useless meal of the day.

'Breakfast is the most important meal of the day' was a marketing strategy created by Nestle, Kellog and General mills to market their cereals eg Weetabix, Oats and bread.

Edward Louis Bernays who was described as the father of propaganda is behind some of these marketing fallacies meant to promote unhealthy food products at the expense of the health of people.

At 4 AM in the morning, the body releases a thread of hormones known as counter-regulatory hormones.

These hormones are

- Glucagon

- Adrenaline

- Cortisol

- Growth hormone

They have insulin antagonistic effect in the liver and in the peripheral tissues.

These hormones are released when one is hypoglycemic or in under other stress to raise blood sugar in the morning. This is called the dawn phenomenon.

The rising blood glucose level prepares you to face the day.

Growth hormone prepares your muscles for the day while adrenaline wakes up your mind to face the morning.

This rising blood glucose will remain till few minutes after midday when it begins dropping. If it drops, the body will now use another mechanism to mobilize more glucose from muscle tissues and the liver, and this includes converting fats in the liver into glucose.

So, in the morning, you don't have to eat. It is useless and more harmful to your body mostly when you take food rich in glucose as all it does is to raise glucose levels beyond maximum incase the release of insulin fails. Associated with diabetes it can cause vomiting, excessive hunger and thirst, rapid heartbeat and vision problems among many more.

The body is NOT stupid.

Do you know why persons living with diabetes are advised to test their blood glucose levels in the morning before swallowing their medicines?

Now you know.

#Growing to glow together.
#medhealth tips.
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