6 Reasons to Never Skip Breakfast Again

FOOD  |  October 27, 2016
  • 1. It increases your metabolism
    1 / 6 1. It increases your metabolism

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    By making breakfast part of your daily routine, you can increase your metabolic rate. “People tend to overlook how important breakfast is,” says Taylor Newhouse, a registered dietitian with the Texas A&M School of Public Health. “We go all night without food, and our body can approach a fasting state, an episode where our body will withhold calories, if we wait too long to eat after waking up.” So eat your breakfast and start burning more calories!

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  • 2. It helps you lose weight
    2 / 6 2. It helps you lose weight

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    Starting your day with a healthy breakfast can stabilise hormones and blood sugar levels, thus preventing possible overeating throughout the day. According to the Institute of Food technology, a study on young people showed that breakfast-skippers consumed 40 per cent more sweets and 55 per cent more soft drinks during the day. Make breakfast a habit to curb your sweet tooth.

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  • 3. It boosts your brain power
    3 / 6 3. It boosts your brain power

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    Try eating cereal, a banana or low-fat yogurt in the morning for better short-term memory. A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health of 319 teens found that having high-energy foods for breakfast can have a beneficial effect on your short-term memory. So give your brain the energy it needs.

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  • 4. It enhances your immune system
    4 / 6 4. It enhances your immune system

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    All your immune system needs is a nutritious breakfast! In the Netherlands, a study found that kick-starting your day with a hearty breakfast can boost a natural antiviral in your body which directly activates immune cells.    

     

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  • 5. It reduces the risk of diseases
    5 / 6 5. It reduces the risk of diseases

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    Besides helping to boost your immune system, having breakfast on a regular basis can also help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Based on a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who ate breakfast daily were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who ate breakfast an average of zero to six times a week. Another study in the journal Circulation found that eating breakfast was linked to a lower risk of heart disease.

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  • 6. It gives you energy
    6 / 6 6. It gives you energy

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    Always feeling lethargic? According to a study in the Internatonal Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, volunteers who ate breakfast immedately had increased levels of alertness. Here are some recipe ideas for a hearty and nutritious breakfast!

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