Importance of having
can help prevent strokes, heart attack and sudden
Advice on not to skip breakfast!
Tips for healthyliving...
For those who always skip breakfast, you should start kicking that habit
You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the
day." Now, recent research confirms that one of the worst practices you can
develop may be avoiding breakfast.
Because the frequency of heart attack,
sudden death, and stroke peaks between
6:00a.m. and noon, with the highest incidence being between
8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. What mechanism within the body could account for this
significant jump in sudden death in the early morning hours? :-(
We may have an answer.
Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to Death if
we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due to cholesterol or
laque buildup in the artery lining. It is in the morning hours that
platelets become the most activated and tend to form these internal blood
clots at the greatest frequency.
However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet
activation that is associated with
heart attacks and strokes . :-)
Studies performed at Memorial University in St.Johns, Newfoundland found
that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the
morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat
or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from
yogurt or fat-free milk.
S o if you skip breakfast, it's important that you change this practice
immediately in light of this research.Develop a simple plan to eat cereal,
such as oatmeal or Bran Flakes,
along with six ounces of grape juice
or orange juice,
and perhaps a piece of fruit
This simple plan will keep your platelets from sticking together, keep blood
clots from forming, and perhaps head off a potential heart attack or stroke.
So never ever skip breakfast :-)