You must have always been hearing how breakfast is the most important meal of the day? This advice probably is the healthiest advice you may hear every day. This is definitely not going to stop until we start eating our morning meals.
Research shows that about 18 percent of males and 13 percent of females between the ages of 35 and 54 are breakfast skippers. Well, the reasons for the same are varied but a majority of people believe the intent to eat is the least in the early morning hours. The early morning rush to reach office/school/college on time is also one of the key reasons to skip breakfast.
But surprisingly the evidence that suggests that breakfast is a meal not-to-be-skipped is overwhelming. In fact, very little is known and claimed which opposes this theory.
Let’s analyze some of the key benefits that the early morning meal offers to us.
Lowers Risk of Diabetes: it is claimed that skipping breakfast may increase a woman’s risk of developing diabetes. It’s been proven that women who ate breakfast an average of zero to six times per week were at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who ate breakfast every day.
Decreased Risk of Heart Disease: Eating breakfast has always been associated with a lower incidence of heart disease in men between ages 45 and 82. It has also been found that skipping breakfast is associated with hypertension, insulin resistance, and elevated blood sugar levels.
Sharp Memory: The habit of having breakfast is likely to improve cognitive function related to memory and test grades.
Elevates weight Loss: Surprisingly, people who eat breakfast as their largest meal lost an average of 17.8 pounds over three months. The large-dinner group only loses an average of 7.3 pounds each over the same time period.