New reports have come out about the necessity of breakfast for everyone. It is amazing how people do not realize that they have been sleeping for approximately 5-10 hours and their bodies have still been working the entire time to repair various tissues that may have been damaged during that day, yet do not replenish their systems in the morning or upon waking. According to a study by Harvard researchers, a study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate in the morning. In addition, in the journal Circulation (http://circ.ahajournals.org), an observational study was completed where researchers surveyed approximately 27, 000 men about their eating habits in 1992. Now other factors such as diet, drinking, and smoking where accounted for in the study. Nearly 13% of them said they constantly skipped breakfast and they all were highly educated health professions with a mean age of 45. Over the next 16 years, 1,527 suffered fatal or non-fatal heart attacks and 171 confessed to constantly skipping breakfast. That means that over 7% of the men who did not eat breakfast had heart attacks, compared to 6% of those who ate breakfast. In conclusion, the researchers calculated the increased risk at 27%. (Cahill, Leah, Chiuve, Stephanie, Mekary, Rania, Jensen, Majken, Flint, Alan, Flint, Hu, Frank, and Rimm, Eric. Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals / Clinical Perspective.)
This information is definitely something to consider the next time you rush out of your home without grabbing something to eat for breakfast. Think about how your car needs fuel to run at its optimum for you and how we put the best into it. Well, we need to make sure that we fuel our bodies with that same focus since we only have 1 body that we need to get optimum daily performance out of. Now, if breakfast is just too hard to make, then consider a meal replace shake or a bar to get something into your system that will replenish your body after that resting state. Have you thought about why you wake up with dry mouth or why you are hungry when you wake up? It’s because your body has been working while you were sleeping. Advocare has great quick meal bars called the AdvoBar Raw, AdvoBar Apple Cinnamon, and AdvoBar Meal that all provide high-quality easily-digested protein that help you retain lean muscle mass and support your metabolism. They are also an excellent source of 18 vitamins and minerals, which help you get the nutrients that you need for optimal performance. You can go to our store to review more about these products and purchase them.
Moreover, breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day and there have been many studies to support its validity. Each day you are alive you have another chance to develop healthy habits that will enhance your life, so if you are skipping breakfast, consider the rewards of this simple lifestyle change and the long-term effects of fueling your body for optimum performance. Think about how much more energy you will have to complete your work at the office, play with your children, complete your daily workouts, and dominate in your sports just by fueling your body with a healthy breakfast meal. If you need motivation and additional information, give us a call or set up your assessment.
When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no “I’ll start tomorrow.” Tomorrow is disease. –quote: Terri Guillemets
In a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible. –quote: Cicero
Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy. –quote: Deepak Chopra