Short: Importance of breakfast
Descriptive: New studies confirm the importance of morning meal
Summary: The benefits of having breakfast were praised for centuries. Modern science does confirm that good morning meal is important for the health of adults and better development of children.
Keywords: breakfast; weight loss; obesity; heart disease; motor skills; academic performance; children development;
Many people tend to skip the breakfast. The reasons vary from dieting to the lack of appetite. Some people are too busy and do not have time to or need a longer travelling time to reach their work place in time. Even worse, many substitute breakfast with a cup of coffee and a cigarette.
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Mathematically, it is correct, but in reality something different happens. By afternoon people who didn’t have breakfast are starving and tend to overeat during lunch and dinner. That is why it is recommended to have regular breakfast.
What are the advantages of a good breakfast?
It helps in weight loss. In many scientific studies, it has been found that the majority of obese people who successfully lost weight consumed breakfast daily. Skipping breakfast prolongs the duration of starvation after the last night meal. This results in an increased fat storage from whatever is consumed. This response of body occurs due to action of anabolic hormone insulin.
Eating breakfast replenishes you with energy at the beginning of a day. Muscles need glycogen stores which arereduced after the overnight fasting. Breakfast restores this source of muscle energy and improves physical performance.Skipping breakfast is associated with decreased physical activity.
Regular breakfast eaters also exercise regularly. They tend to eat fewer calories during the day.
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They found that eating breakfast resulted in lowering the risk of heart disease. There was no association between eating frequency and the heart disease. They found an increased risk of ischemic heart disease in men who skipped breakfast and in men who ate late at night. Breakfast skippers are 21% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Breakfast aids in better development of motor skills in children
This is good news for parents. The kids who do not miss their breakfast develop better motor skills. They also reduce the chances of gaining the excess body weight. Last year’s Swiss study assessed 656 elementary school children aged 7 to 10 years. Their motor activities which included sidewise jumping, tapping, standing long jump, 20-m sprint and shuttle run were recorded.Children eating breakfast regularly had better motor skills and lower body weight than those not taking breakfast regularly.
Regular breakfasts are associated with better academic performance in children and