Experts suggest the belief about benefits of breakfast are likely wrong

2023-02-23 15:16:57
Experts suggest the belief about benefits of breakfast are likely wrong

The hold that breakfast exerts on some national cultures is strange and powerful. We tend to be more entrenched in our beliefs about this meal than any other, both about its importance.

But experts in diet, nutrition and the history of food suggest that many of our most cherished beliefs about breakfast are quite wrong, The Telegraph said in an article.

the result of a still-tumbling avalanche of marketing by mass manufacturers keen to have us consume their processed and often salt- and sugar-laden products.

Much of what we think we know about the first meal of the day is mistaken, and there are questions that we should all be asking before we reach for those old familiar packets.

“Breakfast itself is a relatively new invention,” says Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and author of Spoon-Fed: Why Almost Everything We’ve Been Told About Food Is Wrong. “There isn’t much evidence that people 500 years ago ate breakfast.”

“There’s been very little research into it. A lot of the science about eating early in the day is becoming shakier and shakier. It works for some people, and doesn’t work for others.”

Indeed, a meta-analysis of some of studies behind the claims about the health benefits of breakfast has suggested the reverse.


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