Breakfast: Skipping It Can Hurt Your Heart

Breakfast is your most important meal of the day. Skipping it can result in heart disease as well as the onset of additional chronic diseases. So, start your day off the right away and eat a nutritious breakfast.

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A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that people who skip breakfast or who eat poorly to start the day are at double the risk of developing hardened arteries, which can lead to heart disease. The study recorded 4,000 middle-aged office workers if they ate breakfast every day.

 

Breakfast Statistics

About 28 percent reported consistently eating a high-energy breakfast.

Those missing the morning meal displayed unhealthy eating habits and a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. In addition, they weighed more and had higher body mass index, blood pressure and lipid levels. Sugar levels were also higher.

Most alarmingly, people who skipped this first meal of the day showed double the amount of fatty buildup in their arteries compared with those who ate breakfast. This statistic is independent of other risk factors, such as smoking, high cholesterol and physical inactivity.

On the other hand, eating the morning meal lowers body weight, decreases cholesterol levels, and lowers blood pressure.

 

Breakfast Lowers Stress Levels

Eating the morning meal lowers stress levels and is an effective tool against heart disease.  The American Heart Association (AHA) indicates that meditation may be an effective tool against heart disease when it is practiced in conjunction with proven approaches such as starting the day with a healthy breakfast meal.

 

Conclusion

Skipping breakfast leads to heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, migraine headaches, weight gain, and high blood pressure. Eat your breakfast every day.

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