“Insulin jump”: gastroenterologist Shamaeva told what diagnoses you should not eat porridge for breakfast

Porridge for breakfast is a classic option, but not everyone can eat them, said gastroenterologist Petmat Shamaeva.

She recommends serving oatmeal, semolina, buckwheat, corn, millet, rice and barley porridge with fruits and berries. You can add honey, butter, cottage cheese, an egg.

“But there is a category of people who cannot eat porridge for breakfast,” Shamaeva noted.

We are talking about people with lactose intolerance and celiac disease. The first ones, after such a breakfast, may experience stool disturbances, bloating, and flatulence. Celiac disease is characterized by intolerance to the gluten proteins of wheat and other grains. Such patients may also experience diarrhea and bloating.

The third contraindication is an allergy to gluten. Porridge in this case can lead to diarrhea, swelling, itching, rashes, nausea, headaches and pain throughout the abdomen. 

In people with diabetes, porridge for breakfast as a main course can lead to an increase in insulin in the blood.

In addition, porridge is not recommended for obesity. 

— After porridge, there is a jump in glucose and insulin in the blood. In addition, after porridge, the feeling of fullness quickly passes and hunger sets in within an hour, the gastroenterologist added.

Consequently, this can lead to a person eating more.

< b>What do doctors say about healthy breakfasts?

The healthiest breakfast is one that contains a balanced combination of nutrients. A few ideas for a healthy breakfast:

1. Omelette with vegetables: spinach, tomatoes, peppers. Serve with whole grain bread or toast.

2. Oatmeal with berries: Cook oatmeal with water or milk, add fresh berries. Complete with low-fat yogurt and nuts.

3. Greek yogurt with fruit and nuts.

4. Avocado toast: Spread ripe avocado puree on whole grain bread, add tomato and sprinkle with sesame seeds or pepper.

5. Make a smoothie by mixing fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and dairy products or juice. You can add oatmeal or protein powder for more satiety.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and do not self-medicate under any circumstances. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.