Skipping Breakfast is Not Great for Your Heart
Growing up, you have all heard that “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. According to this new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, skipping breakfast could be detrimental for your heart. The clinical results found that of the nearly 7,000 people it surveyed over a period of roughly 20 years, those who didn't eat breakfast had an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Doctors say that breakfast should be part of any healthy eating plan, and the reason eating is spread out throughout the day is to provide your body with an opportunity to absorb the nutrients it needs.
Some may ask “What if I’m on intermittent fasting?”. Many doctors say that for the 5:2 format, the five days you can have breakfast. For the two fasting days eating about 500 calories, breakfast tends to probably be skipped since there are so few calories to eat anyhow. But the fasting schedule does not indicate that you skip breakfast rather people choose to based on what meal they have.
No matter what eating plan you're on, eating a well-balanced breakfast at the start of your day as it is an opportunity to provide your body with nutrients you need at the start of the day and after you have gone many hours without any fuel.