So treat them right. Eat your oatmeal. Or your Fiber One. A recent study suggests that a high-fiber breakfast may be kinder to the lining of your blood vessels than a high-glycemic-index breakfast like cornflakes.
When researchers evaluated how eating different types of food affected the health and function of the endothelium
Glycemic Index Breakdown
Researchers don’t really know why the foods on the higher end of theglycemic index, like cornflakes and glucose, had a harsher effect on participants’ blood vessels. All that is known for sure is that these types of food move blood sugar higher, faster. And somehow this may translate into wear and tear on blood vessels. Here’s a more detailed explanation of the glycemic index.
Got a little extra time this weekend for your morning meal? Keep your blood sugar steady with this delicious high-fiber take on hash browns from EatingWell: Kale & Potato Hash. Or if you have some strawberries and a few minutes, make this for your morning meal:Strawberry Bruschetta.