Farewell breakfast: the rejection of the morning meal is not so bad
Is it true that the breakfast - the most important meal? And is it true that the morning meal helps us to maintain a healthy weight? The basis of the rule of "breakfast eat yourself" are cultural traditions, scientific research, and to a large extent - marketing cereals producers.
One of the earliest studies on the topic breakfast It was conducted in 1960 in the district of California Alameda. Scientists have recorded the daily habits of the local people, such as breakfast, good sleep and regular exercise, and were looking for connections between them, health and longevity.
In recent years, this relationship more thoroughly studied and came to some interesting conclusions. For example, researchers from Canada, who studied the habits of 12,000 adults, said there was no direct connection between the use or non-breakfast and being overweight. A recent study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" found that those who eat breakfast show the same results in weight loss, as well as those who skip the morning reception food.
The result: a lot of Americans do not consider breakfast the most important meal. The Twitter-poll conducted "National Public Radio" 1 of 5 respondents answered that skip breakfast or just drink coffee. 25% of respondents to move consume yogurt or energy bar.
- 17% - nothing.
- 26% - porridge.
- 24% - in the course of a snack bar, or yogurt.
- 33% - hot breakfast: eggs, bacon.
I'd like to know, and what you eat for breakfast?
The company NPD Group found that Americans are moving away from the recommended three meals a day. This is most noticeable trend among millenialovWho skip breakfast in 2 times more likely than previous generations.
Millenialy different and the choice for a morning meal products. If they decide to have breakfast, you prefer a hot breakfast with scrambled eggs instead of cereals.
How to reconcile the idea of breakfast as the main reception meal with our dietary habits?
If you see the results of various scientific studies, we can see that there is nothing magical in the morning meal. Most of us do not feel hungry for several hours after waking. If you belong to those who bites yogurt at 10 o'clock in the morning - everything is fine. And some may wait for dinner and feel great. These mini-starvation even useful for losing weight.
That's what says about skipping breakfast nutritionist Professor David Ludwig (David Ludwig), obesity researcher and author of "always hungry":
Important, what there in the morning, and not when it is there. If your breakfast consists of simple carbohydrates like sugary cereal or muffins, it's just as bad as the lack of breakfast, or even worse. The sharp jump in blood sugar programs the body to accumulate fat, and then you need more calories to saturation.
That is, after a breakfast high in simple carbohydrates, you quickly want to eat again and eat more. But if you eat breakfast protein, such as eggs, then hang on to it longer, because the proteins and fats are digested slower than carbohydrates.
So what is he, the perfect breakfast?
Drew Ramsey (Drew Ramsey), a psychiatrist at Columbia University, who studies the link between food and mood, advises eating eggs in the morning with the addition of fresh greens and pumpkin seeds - they are rich in magnesium, which reduces anxiety.
There is a growing body of evidence that breakfast high in protein helps to stay longer fed and control your appetite throughout the day. And it seems that millenialy already in full use this advice. As we mentioned earlier, they are increasingly choosing eggs for breakfast.
In a sense, we return to the origins: at the beginning of the last century, this "farm" the breakfast was very popular. Later, cereal, thanks to the efforts of marketers, were considered to be more healthy and convenient breakfast option. But it seems that habits are changing again.