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Is Breakfast Bad for You?


We’ve been told to breakfast like kings and dine like paupers since Victorian times.

A new book Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal by Professor Terence Kealey thinks otherwise.  When Kealy was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he was told to follow that advice. But when he noticed his glucose levels were unusually high after a big breakfast, he began questioning how much evidence there was to back it up.

So is it possible that breakfast is actually bad for you and that there might be an advantage to not eating it at all?

Recent studies have found that this may be true.  A Cornell University study recently found that when study participants ate a  light breakfast of 350 calories, their total daily calorie intake remained unchanged.  In other words, a small meal at the start of the day didn’t make them eat more later on as has often been believed.

Professor Kealey also discovered that eating breakfast can increase our overall daily calorie intake (another against the grain finding).

Just something to ponder while you have your morning coffee.

For some lighter meal options to start your day, read the rest of the story here.

Story and Photo via The Telegraph

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