Eating Breakfast Can Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Experts Say

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — German researchers in a November 2018 study fortified this wise saying shared especially by individuals who wish to lose weight in a healthy fashion. Their investigation which was published in the Journal of Nutrition revealed that skipping that morning meal can increase type 2 diabetes risk.

The said researchers looked at the data of over 96,000 individuals that participated in 6 different studies.

According to their prying, omitting breakfast once per week is associated with a 6 percent higher chance of type 2 diabetes development. You might think that the number is pretty small, but wait until you know what could happen if you steered clear of breakfast more than once a year: experts learned that skipping your breakfast 4 to 5 times a week can significantly increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a whopping 55 percent!

So in other words, failure to enjoy your breakfast on most days of the week more than doubles your odds of battling type 2 diabetes sooner or later.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC says that 90 to 95 percent of people in the Unites States alone are suffering from type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is predominantly due to all kinds of dietary and lifestyle factors such as the consumption of lots of sugary foods, being overweight and not getting enough exercise. The genes are also role players, however — type 2 diabetes runs in families.

Based on a 2015 study, 53 percent of individuals living in the US say no to having breakfast at least once a week. On the other hand, 12 percent do not have any breakfast at all throughout the week.

With these numbers, it’s no wonder why majority of Americas have type 2 diabetes!

One of the reasons provided by the participating individuals in the said 2015 poll was they didn’t feel hungry at all. However, scientists say that it’s something that usually does not last for long — eventually, it’s not unlikely for a breakfast skipper to feel really hungry, leaving him or her to overeating.

An increase in appetite as a result of failure to have breakfast is known to make the unhealthiest foods on the face of the planet appear the most irresistible. It’s no secret that overeating can easily lead to weight gain, and it’s a well-known medical fact that being obese or overweight can increase an individual’s risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes.

Some respondents who do not have breakfast, on the other hand, say that they have the time to whip up something healthy. For a very busy person, of course it’s very practical to simply reach for something edible somewhere in the voyage between the home and office. Edible could be anything, including something that is packed with refined sugar and carbohydrates, as well as saturated fat and bad cholesterol — a donut, hotdog or slice of pizza.

Contrary to popular belief, a healthy breakfast is not synonymous with coming up with a nutritionally dense meal for several minutes at the start of one’s day, which is the very reason why so many people — especially those who lead very busy and stressful lives — skip breakfast or simply grab treats while on their way to their respective workplaces.

According to nutrition authorities, with careful planning and strategic grocery shopping it’s not really that difficult to have a healthy breakfast every single day of the week.

For instance, there are unflavored packets of quick-cooking oats that can be made taster with the addition of little honey, peanut butter or a few slices of fresh fruits. Stockpiling on Greek yogurt helps ensure that there’s something to snack on in the morning — even while on the bus or train. Hard boiled eggs can be prepared on a Sunday and one of them can be eaten for breakfast every single day for an entire week.

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