Do Not Miss Breakfast!

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K Rohit Rao, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. But what if you skip breakfast? It reverses the age old saying. A recent study by a group of American researches found out that those who eat breakfast daily are less likely to have cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and poor nutrition related diseases.

The researches have suggested that the time we eat our meal is equally important as what we eat. Meal timing affects health by impacting the body’s internal clock. The study found that those who skip breakfast have 27% more risk of getting heart attacks and 18% more risk of getting strokes. The research also found that late night snacks after dinner results obesity. It adds unnecessary calories.

Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day. The name itself indicates that it breaks a long fast, the large gap resulting because of a night sleep. Skipping breakfast is a very common practise among the teens, college going adults and office goers. Many believe that small snacks and meals in regular intervals throughout a day is a good practice but often these small meals turn into meal sized meals. The researches have suggested that planning a meal beforehand controls the amount of intake. This also combats emotional eating a phenomenon which triggers our taste buds to eat more calories with low nutritional value. So lets make it a routine to not miss the breakfast for some extra minutes of sleep.


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