Breakfast Reduces the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study tells

Breakfast Reduces the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study tells

Ever realized why health experts focus on following a healthy breakfast daily? Skipping breakfast may put affect your health negatively but a regular breakfast routine keeps you strong. This article will explain how breakfast reduces the risk of type two diabetes.

Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. The new research opens up a new angle of it, which says that a breakfast saves you from type two diabetes. The research is published in The Journal of Nutrition and is available online to view.

What was this study about?

A group of German researchers worked on all existing studies for a review paper. They found that skipping breakfast increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The review carries information from six different studies and includes more than 96,000 people as a sample.

The scientists also found that every skipped breakfast per weak increases the risk of developing diabetes by 6%. Now imagine if you are skipping breakfast 4-5 times a week, what are you inviting for your health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 90% of US citizens are suffering from diabetes. The middle age to old age people is a common target of it. Other than skipping breakfast, obesity, overweight, physical inactivity and genetic makeup are major risk factors for diabetes.

The experts believe that nothing can work better than lifestyle changes. It will not only keep a person fit but also prevent type two diabetes and many other diseases.

How does breakfast help in disease prevention?

There are two common things between breakfast and diabetes type two that are blood sugar, and insulin. When you skip the early morning meal, it may initiate insulin resistance in your body.

Insulin resistance is a medical condition in which it takes more than normal insulin levels to maintain blood sugar. When insulin resistance is not administered, it becomes a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

People who skip breakfast also experience an increase in blood sugar. This adds stress to the body and if your dietary choices are poor, the risk increases to the maximum. It is necessary to break your fast in the morning and boost the metabolism.

When you do not eat breakfast, it may strain your body and also increases the chances of overeating in remaining day.

How often people skip breakfast?

A 2015 poll results found that 53% of Americans skip breakfast at least once a week and 12% Americans never breakfast at all. The main reason that they tell for skipping breakfast is “we do not feeling hungry early in the morning”. Another reason that was common among all participants was that they don’t have time for it.

Even when these people decide to do breakfast, they prefer going to nearby shops or cafe and grabbing a quick meal. However, this is not a good idea and it may not be a healthy choice to start your day.

Encouraging people to breakfast doesn’t mean to make them eat ‘popular culture” food i.e. donuts, pastries, pancakes etc. Note that all such breakfast options are full of saturated fat, sugar with no protein or fiber. Hence they have no nutritional value.

Eating the low nutrition food will probably be the worst idea. Try eating healthier options such as oatmeal, fruits, whole wheat bread, eggs etc. A healthy food choice will fuel the body with fiber, protein and all necessary nutrients, keeping you fit and free from diseases.

The final lines

The research team is convinced that skipping breakfast, even occasionally, increases the risk of type two diabetes and other health problems. The reason for this health risk is the relationship between diabetes, insulin, and natural blood sugar levels of a person.

All medical experts, scientists, nutritionist, and dieticians recommend people to eat healthy and nutritious food. It will prevent blood sugar rush and thus maintain a healthy, disease-free body.




The author is a Medical Microbiologist and healthcare writer. She is a post-graduate of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. She covers all content on health and wellness including weight loss, nutrition, and general health. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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