Black Beans for Second Meal Effect

The second-meal effect was conceptualized  in 1982 by Dr. David J. Jenkins of the University of Toronto. Dr. Jenkins defined the second-meal effect as the effect the first meal has on the blood sugar level after eating the second meal.

  • Foods that contain fiber-rich beans and legumes (soybeans, etc.) slow the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and keep postprandial (after meals) blood sugar level increases to a minimum.
  • Foods that contain fiber-rich beans and legumes (soybeans, etc.) improve the blood sugar control of the next meal.
  • Also, fiber rich foods such as black beans enhance your pre-biotic power to foster healthy bacteria in your gut leading to less absorption of your calories.

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