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The two most prominent include health surveys conducted by the American Dietetic Association for seven years and an Australian research spanning over three decades which examined the effects of breakfast on the health status of the adult population. Findings indicated unequivocally that people who eat a nutritious breakfast on a daily basis are less likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Another comprehensive study published in 2003 the American Heart Association found that people who tend to skip breakfast has a significant chance of being obese at an older age and a higher chance of high blood pressure. Four. Brain functioning The brain and nervous system also need ENERGY and nutrients early in the day to fully and optimally function.
Further studies are ongoing to evaluate the effects of factors such as type of breakfast the amount of breakfast and several others on the mood. Who would have thought that breakfast was such a hot topic? I always advise people to do two things: first have something for breakfast; and second experiment with what works best for them. I prefer a high protein and low carbohydrate breakfast - often poached eggs with some ham and a glass of orange juice. I ll have a cup of yerba mate tea and try to hold back on coffee until later in the day. A lot of people find that fruit works for them and while conventional breakfast cereals can be a bit too sweet (leading to a rebound energy drop in mid-morning) other quick healthy breakfast ideas include muesli with some fruit chopped into it which can be a great breakfast.
Not only will your body burn calories more efficiently and you will have more energy by eating a good breakfast but it will boost your brainpower as well. After a long nights sleep the body has used up most of the glucose and glycogen stores that is converted to energy so these need to be replenished through the consumption of food. If you don t eat breakfast the body slows down calorie burning to conserve energy. When your metabolism slows so does the rest of your bodies functioning. You may feel tired sleepy fatigued experience headaches mental fuzziness and the inability to concentrate. By eating breakfast your energy stores will be restored and you will feed your brain the glucose it needs to fire neurons and synapses to make clear conscious decisions.