Category Archives: Breakfast

How Often Should You Eat?

Many people ask the question ‘how often should I eat?’. Giving an answer to this question is difficult, because there are a number of factors that need to be considered carefully. Eating primarily provide energy to the body and in … Continue reading

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Yet More Evidence: Skip Breakfast And Eat More At Lunch

It is becoming clear from a number of academic sources that breakfast is an important regulator of subsequent eating behaviour. In particular, studies suggest that those that skip breakfast go on to consume a greater amount of energy later in … Continue reading

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The Breakfast of Champions

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that centre around the development of insulin resistance. Many Western lifestyle disease including obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes are now associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. The carbohydrate … Continue reading

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The Importance of Taking Breakfast

Breakfast is literally named because it breaks the overnight fast. In this regard, it has very important metabolic implications. During the night, as fasting proceeds, an increasing catabolic state is entered whereby stored tissues are catabolised and then oxidised to … Continue reading

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Sugar Sugar Everywhere

Sugar is increasingly being linked to the development of Western lifestyle diseases including tooth decay, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia and type 2 diabetes. Sugar is detrimental for the health because it contains a molecule of fructose. Refined crystalline fructose … Continue reading

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Fasting: How Does it Affect Cognition?

Many people are unknowingly fasting because they do not eat from early evening one day to lunch time the following day. Evidence suggests that skipping breakfast is associated with certain detrimental health outcomes including weight gain and obesity. However, detrimental … Continue reading

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Breakfast: The Meal of Kings

Folklore would have us believe that we should eat like a king at breakfast, like a prince at lunchtime and like a pauper at dinner. As with many such ancient pearls of wisdom, there is some merit to the argument … Continue reading

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Ready Made Breakfast Cereals

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Five Food You Might Think Are Healthy But Arn’t

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More on Eating patterns and Disease Risk: Skip Breakfast Get Diabetes?

Evidence suggests that weight gains and obesity is not caused by how much you eat, but instead by the types of foods you eat. Further, increasingly it is being shown that meal pattern behaviour play a large part in determining … Continue reading

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