For many of us life is hectic, and often the morning is when we don't take the time to do those things we need to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle--a walk, some time to ourselves, and a good breakfast.
A new study shows that skipping breakfast is detrimental to our health in many ways--read the following excerpted from the study:
"participants who skipped breakfast in both childhood and adulthood had a larger waist circumference and higher fasting insulin , total cholesterol , and LDL cholesterol concentrations than did those who ate breakfast at both time points. Additional adjustments for diet quality and waist circumference attenuated the associations with cardiometabolic variables, but the differences remained significant. Conclusions: Skipping breakfast over a long period may have detrimental effects on cardiometabolic health. Promoting the benefits of eating breakfast could be a simple and important public health message."
Simply put, regularly skipping breakfast can make you fat, make you lose metabolic control, and eventually lead to heart disease and or diabetes. Take the time to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. If you're a parent take the time to instill good eating habits in your child by giving them time to enjoy breakfast before rushing out the door.
Read the study here.