Facebook Pixel

Eat Breakfast: Reduce Diabetes, Hypertension and Metabolic Conditions

By Expert HERWriter
Rate This
eating breakfast cuts risk for hypertension, diabetes and metabolic conditions Monkey Business-Stockbrokerxtra MGR/PhotoSpin

Have you ever heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Did you pay attention to this message? If you skip breakfast you are not alone. As many as 31 million Americans skip breakfast every day.

Yes, that's right, 10 percent of Americans skip breakfast. The top reasons why people skipped breakfast is because they were not hungry, or they were too busy or running late and didn’t have time for breakfast.

"Break-fast" is the meal that breaks the fast since your last meal. Usually that was dinner, the night before.

Breaking your fast sets the metabolism for the new day and helps maintain the right balance of hormones for the day ahead. When you skip breakfast or don’t eat until after 11 a.m. most days, your metabolism begins to change in potentially unhealthy ways.

I know you are probably thinking to yourself, skipping breakfast doesn’t seem like a big deal, right? What harm can it really do?

Well, researchers at the University of Minnesota found that people that ate breakfast at least four days each week had a lower risk for developing type II diabetes than those who did not eat breakfast.

They also found that those who ate breakfast had a lower risk of developing obesity, hypertension (high blood pressure) and other metabolic conditions.

So it seems that making time to eat breakfast IS a big deal! An interesting aspect of the study is that they did not examine what the participants ate. They just examined whether or not they ate breakfast at least four days per week.

So the take-home message of the study is that people who eat something for breakfast had a lower chance of developing diabetes, metabolic conditions, hypertension or obesity, than those who skipped breakfast all together!

A large percentage of the patients I treat are dealing with diabetes, obesity and other metabolic conditions and one of the first steps in all my programs is to get them to eat a healthy breakfast as part of their daily routine.

It is a foundation for healthy living. None of my patients are happy when they call trying to reverse their diagnosis of diabetes.

Decide today to take 10 minutes of your schedule to eat something healthy for breakfast in the morning. Try this -- an apple a day in the morning could keep not only the doctor but diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure away!

If you need suggestions on healthy eating options check out my blog http://healthydaes.org/dr-daemon-jones-2/2013/05/09/ideas-for-how-to-eat-a-healthy-breakfast-when-you-are-eating-out/

Live Vibrantly,
Dr. Dae
Dr. Daemon Jones

Dr. Dae's website: www.HealthyDaes.org

Dr. Dae's Bio:
Dr. Daemon Jones is your diabetes reversal, hormones, metabolism and weight loss expert. Dr. Dae is a naturopathic doctor who treats patients all over the country using Skype and phone visits. Visit her, or schedule a free consultation at her website www.HealthyDaes.org


"31 Million U.S. Consumers Skip Breakfast Each Day, Reports NPD." NPD.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 June 2013.

"Breakfast cuts risk of diabetes, U study finds | StarTribune.com." StarTribune.com: News, weather, sports from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 June 2013.

Reviewed June 26, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

Add a Comment1 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Breakfast is extremely important for me to maintain a normal blood sugar level. what to have for breakfast with diabetes

September 29, 2013 - 11:51am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

Diabetes Type 2

Get Email Updates

Related Checklists

Diabetes Type 2 Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!