Whey May Curb Effect of Carbs on Blood Sugar
Someone at work mentioned this news recently, but I just remembered it and found this WebMD Article.
In a recent study, drinking a whey supplement mixed with water along with a “high glycemic index” meal prevented the blood sugar spike that normally occurs in people with type 2 diabetes. The research suggests that whey stimulates insulin production.
At first I didn’t make the connection, but as I started typing this I realized that I drank a lot of whey during the first year after I found out I had diabetes. I bought two of the big 5+ pound bottles of protein powder and drank quite a bit of it, but it didn’t taste great so I eventually got tired of it. However, now that I’m not as strict with my diet maybe I’ll check it out again…