Saturday, September 26, 2009
Before I started eating healthier last October, I rarely ate breakfast. It was another one of those great lifelong habits that caught up with me and eventually bit me in the butt. As a kid, mom would preach about the importance of breakfast and made me eat it. But then that certain age comes when you just don't. "I'm not hungry," I'd protest. Over the past year, I have seen how very important breakfast is for all of the reasons we have read in the SP articles.
Yesterday, I learned a couple of additional interesting things from a magazine that I hadn't realized. The article credited the journal "Obesity" for the following - Eating cereal for breakfast every day may slash your risk of Type 2 diabetes by up to 45%!
Scientists now site a satisfying breakfast as giving us the vitamins and minerals to satisfy the body's nutritional needs that help nix future cravings. Breakfast eaters are said to weigh up to 50% less on average than others who eat nothing for breakfast. Finally, people who eat breakfast are 4.5 times less likely to be obese compared to those who skip it.
Have a fun day, sparkfriends.