Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016

How breakfast is important



Most of the people skip their breakfast due to many reasons but a new research study has revealed that having breakfast can help people in losing weight and also make them more physically active and decrease food intake afterward in the day.

The research team has said that growing activity can recover health in inactive people making them more energetic by managing their blood sugar levels.

James Betts, the lead researcher from the University of Bath in Britain, told that “Despite many people offering opinions about whether or not you should eat breakfast, to date, there has been a lack of rigorous scientific evidence showing how, or whether, breakfast might cause changes in our health,”

Betts further said that the findings illustrate a few of these impacts, but “how important” breakfast is yet, in fact, depends on the individual and their own personal aims.

The research team desired to study the likely connections between breakfast, body weight and health.

In the research study, cited in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers divide overweight participants aged 21-60 into two groups “fasting” and “breakfasting”, measuring numerous results all over a six-week period.

It was told to the “breakfasting” group that to consume as a minimum 700 calories by 11 am, which the initial half of the group ate within at least two hours of waking up. The fasting group was permitted to just have water until noon.

Betts cited that “For example if weight loss is the key, there is little to suggest that just having breakfast or skipping it will matter. However, based on other markers of a healthy lifestyle like being more active or controlling blood sugar levels, then there is evidence that breakfast may help,”

It is significant to keep in mind that not everyone reacts in a similar way to breakfast and that not all breakfasts are the same.

Another researcher, Enhad Chowdhury, also included that “The effects of a sugary cereal compared to a high-protein breakfast are likely to be quite different,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.