Having Small frequent meals is better in controlling sugar levels and insulin release than having a few large meals.
When we have a meal, our body breaks down food into usable energy ie glucose.
– after a meal, glucose levels in the blood increase, and this lasts for about 2 hours. During this time, insulin is released pancreas to bring the blood sugar down and keep it within the normal range.
When we eat a big meal more amount of glucose that is released in the blood after a meal. This requires more insulin to control this increase in glucose and lower.
If this process is repeated 3-4 times in a day (ie, 3-4 large meals instead take 6-8 small meals) the are overloaded pancreas in an effort to secrete more insulin in order to keep the blood sugar under control.
-Eat small, frequent meals stimulates pancreas to secrete small amounts of insulin control the moderate peak glucose happens after a small meal.
-The pancreas and insulin then you can work efficiently and avoid blood sugars shoot too high.