Skipping Breakfast Doesn’t Help with Weight-loss!

Do you skip breakfast? Do you do it hoping to lose weight or to get 30 minutes more of sleep?

Whatever the reason, it’s not a good idea.
Here is an article explaining why!

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According to a Harvard Study, 27,000 men were tracked by researchers for 16 years. The results revealed: “participants who skipped breakfast were 27% more likely to experience a heart attack or to die as the result of coronary heart disease attack. The increased risk was seen after adjusting for age and lifestyle factors – like obesity and smoking.”

Apparently, the impact of skipping breakfast has to do with the amount of stress it causes on the human bod

y.  “As we sleep all night we are fasting, and so if we regularly do not ‘breakfast’ in the morning, it puts a strain on our bodies that over time can lead to insulin resistance, hypercholesterolemia and blood pressure problems, which can then lead to heart disease,” says Leah Cahill, study author and research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Researchers say our bodies “need to be fed food regularly in order to maintain healthy levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, hormones such as insulin and normal blood pressure”. Therefore, having breakfast first thing in the morning can provi

de our body with protection against heart diseases.

If you still don’t believe us, here are more benefits to eating breakfast:

The “ideal” breakfast is “oatmeal with skim milk, a half-ounce of nuts and a cup of mixed berries is considered the ideal breakfast because it combines whole grains, protein, heart-healthy fats and antioxidants.” The meal should range around 300 to 500 calories, consumed within an hour of waking up, according to experts.

So! What are you waiting for? Make sure you eat breakfast tomorrow!