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Healthy Breakfast Really Does Matter

I am always talking about the importance of eating breakfast, since it jump starts your metabolism and helps keep your blood sugar levels even. Well, a new study reveals that you should make sure that your breakfast is a healthy one that is not loaded with fat.

The study, conducted by the University of Calgary, Concordia University, and Pennsylvania State University, demonstrated that a single high-fat meal (read fast food from McDonald's) in an otherwise healthy lifestyle causes folks to have a stronger adverse physiological reaction to stress, than people that eat a healthy, low-fat breakfast.

Basically, volunteers who ate the healthy breakfast (dry cereal with skim milk, cereal bars and non-fat yogurt) maintained healthier blood pressure and heart rate measurements after completing stressful tasks 2 hours after eating breakfast. The stressful tasks were things we can all relate to as stressful and included a math test and public speaking.

So if you have an exam or a big presentation tomorrow morning, do yourself a favor and eat a healthy and balanced breakfast.

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Keri1 Keri1 8 years
I am a pre programmed robot in the morning and I never have breakfast.Last year was different becasue we had breakfast with our students every morning.Keri
Keri1 Keri1 8 years
I am a pre programmed robot in the morning and I never have breakfast. Last year was different becasue we had breakfast with our students every morning. Keri
SU3 SU3 8 years
Love breakfast - if I don't get my breakfast in, I get moody! :EVIL:
lovekailua lovekailua 8 years
craving i LOVE egg mcmuffins too! i remove the meat and it makes the calorie total way mess (forgetting how much). I allow myself one a week to go with their yummy coffee!
Michelle_S Michelle_S 8 years
every where we look they are saying not to skip breakfast, its the most importants meal... well just think of it logically... last time you ate was probably supper... so lets say 7 at the lastest for most people... once u wake up in the morning its almost 12 hours later without any food, you need to kickstart your body. At night ur body slows down, right, how is it gonna get back into gear if you dont energize it. i never used to eat breakfast but i do every day now... not so healthy tho... hehe
Fancy04 Fancy04 8 years
Sure it is. The most important meal - my doctor told me so.
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 8 years
I always have breakfast and now it is healthy-oatmeal and fruit with an egg every week or so with toast.I always prepared breakfast for my daughters while they were in school and I do believe they do the same for their offspring.
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 8 years
I always have breakfast and now it is healthy-oatmeal and fruit with an egg every week or so with toast. I always prepared breakfast for my daughters while they were in school and I do believe they do the same for their offspring.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
Hm. I guess that IF I continue to splurge on those luscious Egg McMuffins (which, since i have started eating healthy, has only been once) I would need to do it on the weekend. I don't want to say to myself i will cut them out entirely or i will just crave one more...._________________________________________________________Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
Hm. I guess that IF I continue to splurge on those luscious Egg McMuffins (which, since i have started eating healthy, has only been once) I would need to do it on the weekend. I don't want to say to myself i will cut them out entirely or i will just crave one more.... _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
missnomi missnomi 8 years
does this only apply to breakfast or also to your other meals. I know that I truly feel better if I eat well, even on a day to day basis (not that I always do as I should... but that is another story).
lovekailua lovekailua 8 years
haha! i love breakfast....rainsin bran, coffee or tea and a cup of soy milk. yum
mandiesoh mandiesoh 8 years
lol krisua. im nt used to eating breakfast so i just skip it normally.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 8 years
lol krisua.im nt used to eating breakfast so i just skip it normally.
krisua krisua 8 years
So I should stop eating the lamb chops in the morning then?
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