Breakfast myth: kick-starting your metabolism
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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 cholesterol.
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.
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 breakfast on health and weight loss.
450g of fresh, ripe strawberries
1 large orange, both grated zest and its juice
200g of plain low-fat yoghurt
4 tablespoons of Kellogg's All-Bran Original
Place all the ingredients into a blender and then blend until smooth.
In North America and Europe, breakfast often consists of bacon, eggs, and toast. However, anything nutritious can be eaten in the morning. So why do Westerners then associate these foods with breakfast?
The word 'breakfast' means different things depending on the language. For example, breakfast as the day's first meal was tied to fasting before taking the Eucharist, but this same meal can mean 'small lunch' in French or even 'light supper' in Italian.
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