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Ill Effects Of Skipping Breakfast

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They say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But many of us tend to ignore this fact and try to skip breakfast for many reasons.

Skipping breakfast has been linked to various health risks such as high blood pressure, obesity, abnormal hormonal health, memory, cognition and mood.

Skipping breakfast can also threaten the metabolism of the body. It is said that the metabolic rate is high early during the day; hence, this is the ideal time the body needs to be fed with rich nutrients.

Skipping breakfast can result in a decreased energy level, low metabolic rate, weight gain, decreased strength, increased injury rates, decreased bone density, decreased body temperature, decreased resistance to disease, etc.

Raised blood cholesterol, ulcers, mood swings and menstrual dysfunction can take place due to an improper or no breakfast meal. Likewise, there are many ill effects of skipping breakfast.

Thus, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the ill effects of skipping breakfast. Read on to know more about it.


Bad For The Heart

According to a study conducted, those who skip breakfast are at the higher risk of getting a heart attack. Therefore, indulging in a healthy breakfast meal curbs the risk of heart attacks. People who avoid breakfast also have an increased susceptibility to hypertension and clogged arteries.


Higher Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

According to a research conducted, women who had the habit of skipping breakfast were at the higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the women who had their breakfast daily.


Weight Gain

People who miss out morning breakfast are also at the higher risk of gaining weight. Skipping breakfast peps up the craving for sugary and fatty foods. This in turn contributes to weight gain.


Causes Migraine

Skipping breakfast triggers a massive dip in the sugar levels. It also increases the blood pressure that triggers migraines and headache.


Lowers The Concentration Levels

Skipping the breakfast lowers the concentration levels too. It also affects the memory and coordination.


Makes You Grumpy

Skipping breakfast makes one grumpy and agitated. There is loss of energy and lack of attention that can hamper the daily activities.

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Story first published: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 15:48 [IST]
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