Breakfast Skippers Miss Out on Vital Nutrients – Study
People who skip breakfast have an overall poor quality diet leading to poor health.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating ‘breakfast like a king’ has been linked to numerous health benefits. This time around a new research dug deeper into the issue to find that breakfast skippers are in fact at greater loss that previously documented.
The findings of the new research conducted by Ohio State University reveal that missing breakfast leads to leads to people missing out on vital nutrition that they don’t get from other meals during the day. Also, they resort to unhealthier snacking during the day and thus end up taking exorbitantly higher levels of sugars, carbohydrates, and fat.
The study conducted on the data taken from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) used a sample size of 30,889 adults aged 19 and above. The data was collected between 2005 and 2016.
The researchers analyzed the 24-hour dietary recalls submitted by the participants. The team found that people who skipped breakfast were more likely to have a different nutritional profile than breakfast eaters. The diets of the former group lacked key nutrients like fiber, magnesium, copper, zinc, folate, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and D.
Also, the reportedly had a higher intake of sugars, carbohydrates, and fat that was clearly linked to untimely snacking habits.
The findings of the study reemphasized on the benefits of starting the day with a healthy breakfast and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.