Get a Healthy Start
Ever doubted the importance of beginning your day with a nutritious meal? Consider that more and more scientific evidence points to the fact that eating breakfast is indispensable to healthy living. A nutrition study conducted in Japan revealed some interesting characteristics in people who traditionally go without breakfast. For example, people who skipped breakfast tend to take in less calcium, iron and vitamin D than those who eat breakfast. Male breakfast skippers tend to have higher blood pressure than non-skippers, and female skippers tend to have higher total cholesterol levels than those who eat breakfast. Both male and females who forgo the first meal of the day tend to smoke more, and female breakfast skippers tend to drink more alcohol and exercise less.
It’s unlikely that eating breakfast keeps you from smoking or lowers your cholesterol, when considered in isolation from other health factors, but the indication is clear that people with healthier lifestyles know the importance of fueling up before starting their day.