When dieting, many find themselves in a dilemma over whether to eat breakfast or not. Specialists have confirmed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, after breakfast there are a series of myths that perhaps you did not know. Know 5 myths that you should discard from your mind about the first meal of the day.

Myths about a healthy breakfast

Around any subject certain myths and beliefs are formed that, many times nested in the psyche, are very difficult to remove, and we spend a large part of our lives carrying out tasks and changes that are not on the side of truth or favorable. In the case of food, there are also myths, as well as about breakfasts to lose weight , the meals that we should avoid and a long etcetera.

1. Do not consume carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a subject of wide discussion among nutritionists. Many believe that for a diet to be successful, carbohydrates should be avoided. However, this reasoning is far from the truth.

Carbohydrates are essential for the body, as they provide the energy needed to live. That is why during breakfast it is almost essential to eat them. Now, it is important to choose which carbohydrate to consume. For example, processed flours should be avoided. The best for breakfast will be: wheat flours, oat flakes and the fifth; so remember, carbohydrates should not be eradicated from your diet or breakfast.

2. Breakfast makes people smarter

If you eat breakfast you will be smarter, mothers use this phrase a lot to get their children to eat in the morning. However, research has shown that this is not entirely true. Having a healthy breakfast is good for your body health, but it will not increase a person’s IQ.

One investigation used two groups of studies, one that ate breakfast daily and one that did not. The conclusion of this research proved that both groups were equally intelligent. Of course, if mothers can get their children to eat this little white lie for breakfast, go ahead.

3. By eating breakfast you lose weight

It was previously believed that eating breakfast every day could cause you to lose weight in a miraculous way. However, this has been found not to be the case. Eating breakfast alone will not contribute to shedding a few extra pounds.

Something that is recommended is having a healthy breakfast and doing a good exercise routine. Thus, the fat accumulated in the body will be burned and weight will be lost more effectively.

4. Not all foods are good for breakfast.

There is no type of food that cannot be eaten for breakfast. However, if a person has doubts, they can consult their trusted nutritionist.

It all lies in the portions that are consumed for breakfast. This is an issue that must be taken care of, so that you can be healthy and fit. In addition, the type of food is also important, it is not the same to have a soda for breakfast than to drink a freshly prepared smoothie, nor is it the same to consume processed food as a plate of scrambled eggs.

5. Breakfast coffee dehydrates

Although it is true that consuming caffeine can cause the body to lose some water, it will not cause dehydration. Nothing like a good coffee for breakfast. Of course, it is important to consume it without sugar, in such a way that it does not harm the body and even allows us to get used to the true taste of coffee.

Of course, if someone is concerned about this fact, it is recommended that they drink plenty of water with breakfast. In fact, doing so will contribute to better digestion of your morning food.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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