3. Jun, 2018

Is breakfast really so important?

RIIINNNGGGG !!!!!!!!! The bed side alarm goes off and the brain starts to worry: “We have to get up and we have to eat” ............Call the first neuron you have on hand and send a message to see what availability there is of blood glucose. From the blood they respond: Here there is sugar for about 15 to 20 minutes, nothing more. The brain makes a gesture of doubt, and says to the messenger neuron: Okay, go talk to the liver to see what is in reserve. In the liver they consult the savings account and they respond that at most the funds will be enough for about 20 to 25 minutes. In total there is only about 290 grams of glucose, that is, it reaches 45 minutes, time in which the brain has been begging all the saints to see if it occurs to us to have breakfast. Well this is how the brain functions but the real question here is: "Is breakfast really so important? " Plenty of people skip breakfast every day — some just aren't hungry first thing in the morning, some would rather catch up on sleep than spend time making breakfast, and some are trying to save the calories. A few studies have backed the breakfast-skippers, including one in which a group of college students saved about 400 calories a day by omitting breakfast, even if they tended to consume a bit more at lunch. Other researchers have tried to find out whether skipping breakfast leads people to consume more calories later, with inconclusive results. Other studies found that breakfast does have benefits, including decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.  An overall review of these studies, not surprisingly, concluded that there is still much research to be done.