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Much of the research suggesting that breakfast is essential for health is funded by cereal makers.
Companies like Kellogg, Quaker Oats and others whose businesses depend on people believing that breakfast = easy to eat cereal, sponsored studies that demonstrate the benefits of eating...
There’s no clear evidence that breakfast consumption promotes weight loss or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain.
It might actually be a bad strategy for weight loss because eating breakfasts means taking in a higher number of calories/day.
...is not backed up by research.
It is possible for breakfast to have health benefits, especially for some groups (growing children and athletes), but there’s not a lot of good evidence behind those benefits.
If you’re going to eat breakfast, seek out foods that give you the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay healthy, like fruits, vegetables, fiber-rich cereals, and eggs. Avoid desserts masquerading as breakfast, like high-sugar granola or yogurt.
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