As if you needed another reason to get a first-thing meal in
One of the biggest secrets of those successful get-up-and-go early birds? A decent breakfast to start the day. (Case in point: one billionaire Richard Branson who favours muesli or fruit salad, apparently.)
And there's some fresh new research to back this up and cast further shame on the 43% of British adults who skip breakfast at least once a week.
Presenting at Obesity Week 2015 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dr Anna-Leena Vuorinen, of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland revealed that people of a "healthier" weight are more likely to eat fruit, dairy or cold cereal for breakfast than anything else.
The participants, who had an average BMI of 21.7, an average weight of 134lb and were mostly over 41 and female, were asked what they eat on a normal morning.
Fruit was the biggest response, with 51% saying they include it in their breakfast. Dairy was cited by 41%, granola was a popular choice with 33% enjoying it, and eggs came in at 31% of people's top choice for a healthier start to the day.
As for coffee, only 26% of this bunch said they had a cup with their brekkie.
"One important insight from this study is that a very high rate of slim people actually eat breakfast instead of skipping it, which is consistent with previous research on the importance of breakfast," Dr Vuorinen said.
Time to set the alarm 10 minutes earlier, then?
Please note this article has been produced for information purposes only and should not be viewed as a replacement for any kind of nutritional advice.
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