Never skip BREAKFAST!

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Philippines
February 22, 2007 12:10pm CST
A friend of mine send me this email. Breakfast can help prevent strokes, heart attack and sudden death. It is advisable not to skip BREAKFAST!For those who always skip breakfast, you should stop that habit now! You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Now, recent research confirms that one of the most practices you can develop may be avoiding breakfast. Why? It is because the frequency of heart attack, sudden death, and stroke peaks between 6AM and noon, with the highest incidence being between 8AM and 10AM. What mechanism within the body could account for this significant jump in sudden death in the early morning hours?Here is the answer for that. Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to death if we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due to cholesterol or laque buildup in the artery lining. It is in the morning hours that platelets become the most activated and tend to form these internal blood clots at the greatest frequency. However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet activation that is associated with heart attacks and strokes. Studies performed at Memorial University in St. Johns, Newfoundland found that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from yogurt or fat-free milk. So if you skip breakfast, it is important that you change this practice immediately in light of this research. So never skip breakfast!
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4 responses
@Fluplup (556)
• United States
23 Feb 07
You eat like a King in the morning, did you hear that?
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
thanks for your response.
@pinknic (307)
22 Feb 07
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Thanks for explaining to everyone why!
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Thank you for your response.
@xXmeganxX (4423)
22 Feb 07
hiya! thanks for advising us on this issue because i always skip breakfast, i didn't know that it prevents them sorts of illnesse's!
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Thanks for responding to my discussion. Hope to hear from you more.
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I try not to miss breakfast due to the fact I feel like crud if I do. I know my husband for years and years would only have coffee and never eat any thing for breakfast. I think that if one does eat breakfast it prevents them from over eating through out the day too.