Why it's important to eat breakfast within a hour of waking up

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Despite it often being referred to as the most important meal of the day, only two thirds of Britons say they eat breakfast.Choosing exactly what to eat at breakfast presents a daily dilemma in itself, but most suggest including whole grains and protein as part of your first meal to stave off hunger until you get through to lunch time.

Despite it often being referred to as the most important meal of the day, only two thirds of Britons say they eat breakfast.Choosing exactly what to eat at breakfast presents a daily dilemma in itself, but most suggest including whole grains and protein as part of your first meal to stave off hunger until you get through to lunch time.

When you wake up your blood sugar levels are naturally low, so eating breakfast within around an hour of waking is recommended. This stops your body going into sugar crash.

Chloe Miles, a registered dietician and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association, told The Independent the importance of getting a good breakfast.“Breakfast is such an important meal, however many of us skip it,” she said.

“Research has shown that people who eat breakfast are slimmer than those who don’t and have more balanced diets; which is increasingly important with the rising obesity levels.

Not eating breakfast can also affect energy levels and concentration. By not including breakfast in our diet, we could be missing out on fibre and vitamins, and consuming unhealthy snacks instead that don’t provide these nutrients.”

— www.independent.co.uk

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