According to a research from the University of Illinois in Chicago, people with the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes who wake up late and have their breakfast late are more likely to have higher body mass indices (BMI) compared to those who wake up early and have early breakfast.
To study this phenomenon, the scientists recruited 210 non-shift workers living in Thailand with Type 2 diabetes. Their preferences were studied with the help of a questionnaire that focused on time for waking up and going to bed, time of day spent exercising and time of day engaged in a mental activity.
Lead researcher Dr. Sirimon Reutrakul, associate professor of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, says: “Later breakfast time is a novel risk factor associated with a higher BMI among people with Type 2 diabetes. It remains to be investigated if eating breakfast earlier will help with body weight in this population.”
Chris Seal, a professor of food and human nutrition of Newcastle, believes that eating a bowl of porridge every day could transform the health of the nation, in one single step.
According to health experts, a bowl provides more fiber than a slice of wholemeal bread, is low in fat, virtually sugar-free and provides a bunch of minerals such as manganese, copper, and iron, as well as the B vitamins.
However, the real benefit of porridge comes from the soluble fiber in the oats. The fiber, or beta glucan, is present in other grains such as barley and rye but is found in highest quantities in oats.
Studies have found that eating 3g of beta-glucan a day (around what you’d get in a 70 g bowl of oats) can reduce your levels of harmful LDL cholesterol by around seven percent.
Most people caring about their health know that breakfast is a very important meal and we shouldn’t skip it for no reason. Moreover, it is really important to know what foods are the best for breakfast, and what foods are not suitable for this meal at all. These foods may seem healthy to eat for breakfast but they are not. Here is the list of 7 foods and drinks you really need to reconsider having for breakfast:
Cereal: contains added sugar, low in fiber and protein.
Store-bought sandwiches: packed with sodium, preservatives, and unhealthy fats.
Green juice: high in sugar, low in fiber and protein.
Flavored nonfat yogurt: contains more sugar, skipping fat puts you at risk of gaining fat.
Pre-mixed oatmeal: loaded with sugar, lower in fiber.
Toast with buttery spread: spread contains trans fats, no protein.
Just a cup of coffee (without a proper breakfast).
While most of the nutrition experts believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, there are some nutritionists who think you can benefit from skipping it. Unfortunately, scientists do not give us the definite answer still. We prefer not to risk, so here are the best 7 options for healthy and tasty breakfast that you can prepare a night ahead:
Huevos rancheros jars.
Apple pie waffle bites.
Java smoothie cups.
Almond joy chia pudding.
Muesli with cherries.
“Lox on a bagel” salad.
You can find recipes to these amazing breakfast options here.