Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day but it also helps you in reducing the chances of any heart risk. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation stated that men who on a regular base skipping breakfast have a greater risk of a heart attack or a fatal coronary heart disease. Studies have proved that skipping breakfast leads to an increase in blood pressure, insulin and blood cholesterol. These all factors later lead to coronary fatal heart attacks. The study further stated that people who have food late night have a 55% higher risk of CHD than those who don’t.
It is advised to eat just after one or two hours after getting up. One should see to it that there is a sufficient intake of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals for breakfast. For example, you could simply add some nuts or chopped fruits into a bowl of whole grain cereals or oatmeals.
The research done was based on European men but it is also applicable to women. In fact, a later study on women found that those who ate a larger breakfast, even including dessert, and a smaller evening meal had significantly lower levels of insulin and glucose throughout the day. This lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. In case of women skipping their breakfast, the chances of increase in diabetes, weight and blood pressure could be more higher than compared to men. The reason for such a difference is that women tend to have a different lifestyle than of men.
There are studies which also state skipping breakfast increases heart diseases among the youngsters too.
So, next time try not skipping breakfast for any reasons and make sure that your dinner time is not when it technically your bed time.