When I was living back home in Europe skipping breakfast was pretty much what I did every day. There was always a good excuse not to eat it. Running late, not hungry, and so on. I remember some smart people would always tell me that having breakfast is THE most important meal of the day? Little did I know that there is a real science behind it.

People who do not eat breakfast could experience physical side effects. Not having breakfast increases risks of hypoglycemia or what we understand as low blood sugar. Low blood sugar often brings on physical symptoms such as shakiness, weakness, headaches, dizziness, tingling and a rapid heart rate. Skipping breakfast does potentially lead to overeating at meals later in the day especially at dinner time. The higher your hunger levels are, the more the quantity of food intake will be. This at times exceeds your recommended daily calorie intake. A constant practice of skipping breakfast will finally lead to weight gain and not weight loss.

For People with pre existing conditions like Adrenal Fatigue (AF) or Diabetes or simply people who want to lose weight having breakfast is the most important meals. So for different conditions people would eat a different breakfast. Due to my Adrenal Fatigue I have learned to love eggs! Never knew in how many different ways eggs can be prepared and how yummy they are.

Eggs on rye bread with spinach and avocado

The American Heart Association used to recommend consuming no more than 300 mg of dietary cholesterol a day. Recently they decided that there’s not enough scientific evidence to stand by that suggestion. Now experts come to say that, while there’s cholesterol in eggs on the contrary to what we’ve previously been told, dietary cholesterol doesn’t seem to have much effect on blood cholesterol, the type that actually clogs your arteries, for the average healthy person. This clarification was important although to this day there are people who still think eggs raise cholesterol levels. Egg yolks are a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, these are carotenoids that help keep eyes healthy and have been linked to reducing risk of age-related macular degeneration. As for the brain health eating eggs regularly can help improve your memory. Eggs are one of the best sources of choline, which is an important nutrient used to produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory. A healthy breakfast can improve your overall health including focus, energy, performance, concentration, behavior and it keeps your glucose leveled. If you’re a “never breakfast” eater like I was start with small amounts of food until your body gets used to eating in the morning.

So why should we eat breakfast again?

-Breakfast keeps you lean-Breakfast jump-starts your brain-Breakfast gets the gut going for the day

Start your day with a nutritious breakfast ! Enjoy!

 

 

(http://www.ift.org/food-technology/daily-news/2011/october/13/who-skipping-breakfast.aspx) Those least likely to pass on breakfast are females ages 55+; only 10% do not eat breakfast. Among children, the incidence of breakfast skipping increases as children age; those ages 13–17 have the highest incidence, with 14% of them forgoing the a.m. meal option. Studies show that children who are consistently or often hungry are more likely to repeat a grade because they tend to be less productive. These were the problems which led many schools to participate in school breakfast programs in the US.

 

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