07 March 2017, 15:41
Nutritionists have long been convinced of the benefits of breakfast. And recent studies by Israeli scientists have shown that you need not just to have breakfast, but to have a hearty and high-calorie breakfast. Such a morning meal not only helps to lose weight, but also helps regulate blood pressure, protects against cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Tel Aviv University professor Daniela Yakubovits conducted an experiment in which 93 obese women took part. The scientists divided them into two groups and “put” them on a 3‑month diet with a moderate content of fats and carbohydrates. The total calorie content of the diet was 1400 calories per day.
One group ate 700 calories for breakfast, 500 calories for lunch, and 200 for dinner. The other group had 200 calories for breakfast, 500 for lunch, and 700 for dinner.
At the end of the experiment, it turned out that women from the first group lost an average of 8 kilograms, while the representatives of the second group lost about 3 kilograms. In addition, in the first group, the concentration of the appetite hormone was significantly reduced.
Thus, the head of the study, Daniela Jakubovits, advises to organize your diet in such a way that the main meal falls on breakfast. By the way, if you can’t give up sweets, eat sweets and cakes for breakfast — Professor Yakubovitz is sure that this will not lead to a significant increase in sugar, insulin and cholesterol levels during the day.
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