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A scientist's guide to life: how to eat a good breakfast

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The benefits of having breakfast are not that obvious

Studies have shown that having breakfast can boost concentration and memory, and it also plays an important part in blood glucose regulation.

But despite the media hype, there’s no clear-cut link, for example, between breakfast and body weight, blood pressure, or choles...

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  • Use a healthy oil, or grill it, and don’t go overboard on portion size. 
  • A bit of bacon every now and then is fine, just remove as much fat as you can.
  • Baked beans are fantastic in the morning, so are eggs, mush...

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  • Read the labels of cereals. For some, sugar makes up more than a third of the total content. A low-sugar product contains less than 5g of sugar per 100g.
  • Go for low-sugar, fiber-filled cereals, like Weetabix, oats, and bran flakes.

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Many juices contain the same amount of sugar as cola, but we don’t realise this. 

Go for tea and a piece of fruit, like an orange.

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Breakfast doesn't kick-start your metabolism. 

Metabolism increases naturally when you get up in the morning and after you eat any meal. It doesn’t have to be breakfast.

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  • Skipping breakfast has been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. This could be because breakfast skippers tend to eat more later in the day when our bodies are more glucose intolerant.
  • People who skip breakfast tend to be lacking in key nutrients, ...

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