Breakfast May Reduce Diabetes Risk

Breakfast Reduce Diabetes RiskEveryone always tells you that you should not skip breakfast and that it is the most important meal of the day. This is true on many levels such as it gives you the energy that you need to get your day going, helps you to keep your weight in check or to lose weight and it can also help you to avoid that unsightly belly fat. When you take all of this into consideration, it is no wonder that breakfast can also help you to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes which excess belly fat is a big contributor and breakfast can reduce that as well.

In a study, the results suggested those who had a morning meal reduced their risk. Of course, it is not to say that this alone can help to prevent type 2 diabetes, but it does instill healthy eating habits ,which of course leads to a healthier lifestyle and a healthier body.

The study was done over an 18-year span, with a question and answer session after seven years. At this time, the researchers asked how often the participants ate breakfast (three or less times per week and four to six times per week). Those that did not eat breakfast four or more times had results that showed weight gain, obesity (tummy fat) and only a 34% less chance of developing type 2 diabetes. For the participants that ate breakfast more often, their chances were reduced down to a 24 percent risk of developing type 2 Diabetes and had an even smaller chance of obesity.

Many different factors were taken into consideration with the studies such as age, gender, and race. Of course, other factors played a role in the process as well, such as how the subjects often ate out at fast food restaurants, the amount of calories they consumed, if they exercised, and how often they smoked or drank alcohol.

Of course, the types of foods that people ate for breakfast do have a deciding factor in the other deciding roles such as weight gain. It is no secret that the better you eat the healthier you are going to be. The ADA (American Diabetes Association) has their own recommendations when it comes to the types of foods that you should be eating.

We are all told that beans, poultry, fish (rich in Omega 3), fruits, and whole grains are great for our diet needs. You can even throw in some meat that is lean and dairy that is non-fat. This is the diet that we should all be eating in order to maintain a proper healthy weight, which of course has a profound effect on decreasing the chances that we may be diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes.

When taking all of this into consideration, you may sit back and remember a time when you were told to eat your breakfast and to stay active when you were younger. It seems as though some things are connected and run in a circle. Therefore, when you can prevent one thing you may be able to prevent others on the same path.

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