Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day, because it not only provides energy to function, but also helps avoid some dangerous health problems.
Breakfast is often called “the most important meal of the day” but many people still wonder if this saying is true. About 25% of Americans skip breakfast every day and it has even become a trend. Many studies show different benefits and disadvantages of eating breakfast and everyone should consider this meal to protect health.
* Weight gain .
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While it’s been suggested that skipping breakfast every day can help with weight loss, that’s not entirely true. Several studies have shown that being hungry in the morning may be associated with obesity, not only in young people but also in the elderly.
This happens because people tend to eat more because they are hungry before. One study also showed that skipping breakfast can cause weight gain even if people don’t overeat for the rest of the day because the body’s internal clock is disrupted.
* Mood gets worse.
Skipping breakfast is associated with mood disorders in adults. People who don’t eat in the morning tend to be depressed more often. In addition, skipping the first meal of the day 4 or 5 times a week increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 55%.
Not eating breakfast has been shown to be linked with low blood sugar. When a person’s blood glucose level drops, it leads to rapid mood swings, such as mood swings and irritability.
* Fatigue at noon.
In the morning, after a long rest without food, your glycogen stores are low and you need more energy to work efficiently. After breakfast, the body begins to break down fatty acids to create the energy it needs. If you don’t eat breakfast, even if you feel good in the morning, you may feel very exhausted after a few hours. You may also find it hard to concentrate on things and feel tired in the afternoon.
* Increased acidity level.
Nutritionists say that eating breakfast is even more important for people with acid reflux. If you skip breakfast, acid levels in the body increase and make heartburn and indigestion worse.
* Dizziness and headache.
Improper dieting and skipping meals can cause headaches or migraines. Experts say that not eating breakfast regularly or eating breakfast intermittently affects the body. Headaches from lack of appetite are usually severe and are accompanied by mild nausea. There are also some other symptoms such as excessive yawning, paleness and sweating. This is usually because the blood sugar level has dropped too low.
* Cortisol levels increase.
Skipping breakfast can lead to increased levels of free cortisol as the human body considers this a dangerous condition. As a result of this condition, feelings of anxiety and irritability appear. If people experience this psychological condition frequently, people can conduct blood tests to check if it is related to cortisol levels.
* Higher risk of heart disease.
People who regularly skip breakfast have an approximately 21% higher risk of heart disease. What to eat for breakfast also needs to be taken into account, for example a donut will not be enough to provide the necessary nutrients to help the body function properly.
* Bad breath.
People who skipped breakfast were twice as likely to have bad breath. Some people may be completely unaware of this cause as well, causing their breath to smell. It sounds ridiculous, but not eating anything in the morning will create conditions for odor-causing bacteria to stay in the oral cavity.
* Irregular menstrual cycle.
Research has shown that skipping breakfast can be linked to irregular menstrual cycles. It also increases premenstrual pain and cramps. If people often experience this pain before their period, it is better to start eating well in the morning.