If you’re a breakfast skipper, you’ll probably change that ugly habit after reading this article.
As cliche as it may sound, people who take time to eat breakfast tend to have a lower risk for several health conditions. A number of researches conducted recently have proven the health benefits of eating the first meal of the day.
A September 2013 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that skipping breakfast may increase a woman’s risk for diabetes. Women who had breakfast zero to six times per week were at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes compared to women who ate breakfast everyday.
A lower incidence of heart disease was observed among men aged 45 to 82 in a July 2013 study published in the journal Circulation. The findings of the study showed that skipping breakfast was linked with elevated blood sugar levels, hypertension and insulin resistance.
Eating breakfast was proven to have great benefits on our memory based on a 2005 study published at the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Having breakfast improves cognitive function linked to memory and test grades.
A study published in the journal Obesity in July 2013 showed that people who ate breakfast as their biggest meal shed an average of 17.8 pounds over three months compared to the large-dinner group who only lost an average of 7.3 pounds.
Side Effects of Skipping Breakfast
Not eating breakfast negatively affects various aspects of your health including weight, mood, cognition, memory, and hormonal health.
Here are some of the common side effects of skipping breakfast, according to livestrong.com.
- It causes obesity, infertility, and heart disease.
- It results to more menstrual irregularities.
- It negatively affects a child’s ability to effectively problem-solve.
- It elevates your risk for low-blood sugar.