For decades, we have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Study after study has stated that missing the morning meal may slow metabolism, raise blood sugar, and cause overeating later in the evening, which may lead to weight gain. Now, however, new research is suggesting something that is completely the opposite. Time Health is reporting that there is not enough scientific data to validate the thinking that breakfast can't be missed. They also indicate that there is evidence which supports the possibility that fasting overnight and not eating that first meal may actually help people to lose weight.

The pros and cons of eating the morning meal

There now seem to be Pros And Cons related to eating the first thing in the morning. Skipping meals has become pretty normal for many in recent years, and earlier reports said it would lead to overeating and weight gain.Time Health, however, indicates that recent studies show there is no difference in weight between those who eat breakfast and individuals who don't.

Earlier this year, The American Heart Association announced that those who partake in the first meal of the day had lower rates of cholesterol, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The AMA concedes, however, that there is not enough scientific evidence to indicate that those who currently do not eat breakfast should start to do so.

New research also contradicts the long-held belief that not eating in the morning will slow metabolism and cause weight gain. Now studies suggest this is not necessarily true, as some people lose weight when the skip the morning meal.

Recent breakfast study is quite revealing

A study was done at the Univerity of Hohenheim in Germany where 17 healthy men and women were tested for three days.

They were observed after eating three regular meals and once when they skipped dinner. The results were that the subjects burned more calories on the days they fasted overnight and did not eat dinner or breakfast. Overall, it was determined that people do better when they skip dinner and eat breakfast, so the results are not conclusive.

Another study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that those who skip breakfast actually burn more calories, but later in life may cause inflammation. If all these conflicting studies confuse you, just stick to your personal routine. lf you eat a good meal each morning, you should not stop, and if you do not do breakfast, don't despair. Breakfast may not be as important as it has been made out to be, but it could be important for you.