Caffeine Raising Blood Glucose Levels Says AJCN

Friday, May 30th, 2008

A group of researchers at the University of Guelph, have conduced a study that reached a rather interestingstarbucks girl conclusion.

Drinking caffeinated coffee before your low-sugar, low-glycemic cereal can raise your blood glucose levels as much as 250%! According to this study, those who drank caffeinated coffee before their cereals really spiked their insulin compared to those who drank decaffeinated coffee (where’s the fun in that though).

These same researchers found the ingestion of caffeinated coffee with either a high or low GI meal significantly impairs acute blood glucose management and insulin sensitivity compared with ingestion of decaffeinated coffee.

Of course, the end result was that more research was needed to make any certain conclusions that caffeinated coffee could be a risk factor for insulin resistance.

The study did not list out what meets the criteria for a Western breakfast cereal. I think I’m pretty say with my daily raw oats and I don’t drink coffee before eating. I’ll have it with breakfast sometimes but more often than not, I drink my coffee about 60 minutes after my healthy breakfast.

Original Research Communication

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