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European study reinforces importance of eating breakfast for children’s health

Posted February 20, 2014

The message that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ is familiar to many of us. And now a European study of Cypriot children has revealed that choosing the right kind of breakfast each morning can have a direct impact on their weight and overall health.

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A Hearty Breakfast Could Curb Your Diabetes Risk

Posted February 14, 2014

Alternative nutrition researchers and practitioners have postulated that a large breakfast, moderate lunch and small portion dinner is an important key to weight loss and optimal health maintenance. Excess calories, especially in the form of processed and refined junk carbohydrates, consumed later in the day and at night are not efficiently metabolized and result in weight gain, as elevated blood glucose levels are quickly converted to triglycerides and on to fat storage. This process also contributes to systemic metabolic dysfunction and significantly raises the risk of developing diabetes.

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Study: Big breakfast could help manage type 2 diabetes

Posted December 20, 2013

It’s no secret that incidence of being overweight and obese have increased dramatically over the past few decades alongside a rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Concurrent with this, eating breakfast has declined overall.

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Healthy breakfast boosts math performance

Posted December 6, 2013

Eating breakfast—or choosing to skip it—may significantly influence a child’s ability to solve math problems, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded nutrition study suggests. Scientist R. Terry Pivik’s work with 81 healthy children has indicated that those who ate breakfast were better able to tackle dozens of math problems in rapid-fire succession than peers who didn’t have a morning meal.

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Study: Mediterranean Diet Without Breakfast the Best Choice for Diabetics

Posted November 30, 2013

For patients with diabetes, it is better to eat a single large meal than several smaller meals throughout the day. This is the result of a current dietary study at Linköping University in Sweden.

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Oatmeal Beats Ready-To-Eat Breakfast Cereal at Improving Appetite Control

Posted November 25, 2013

While obesity is a complex and multifaceted problem, much of the strategy behind combating it boils down to healthy eating habits. Taking into account the primary role of subjective appetite sensations in said habits, a group of researchers recently compared the satiety impact of two popular breakfast choices: oatmeal and ready-to-eat breakfast cereal (RTEC).

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High protein breakfast helps curb appetite throughout the morning

Posted November 18, 2013

While Americans generally consume enough protein, they tend to eat a small amount at breakfast, moderate amounts at lunch, and the largest amount at dinner. New research presented at The Obesity Society’s annual scientific meeting in Atlanta shows that eating high protein sausage and egg-based breakfasts curbed hunger throughout the morning, compared with a low-protein breakfast (pancakes and syrup) or skipping breakfast, in 18-55-year-old women.

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Big breakfast backed to aid female fertility difficulties: Study

Posted October 11, 2013

Eating a bigger breakfast in the morning, and cutting back on large meals in the evening, could help to assist women in overcoming reproductive difficulties, say researchers.

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Study finds a high-protein, high-fat breakfast lowers blood sugar and risk of developing diabetes

Posted October 7, 2013

Alternative nutrition researchers and practitioners have postulated that a large breakfast, moderate lunch and small-portion dinner is an important key to weight loss and optimal health maintenance. Excess calories, especially in the form of processed and refined junk carbohydrates, consumed later in the day and at night are not efficiently metabolized and result in weight gain, as elevated blood glucose levels are quickly converted to triglycerides and on to fat storage. This process also contributes to systemic metabolic dysfunction and significantly raises the risk of developing diabetes.

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Sprouted grains for a healthier breakfast?

Posted September 30, 2013

Researchers are investigating ways to boost the nutritional value of our daily bowl of cereal, simply by using grains that have already sprouted. Scientists believe sprouted grains may be better for us than regular whole grains.

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