The modern way of life results with too much stress in people which results with lack of appetite. More and more people are skipping the most important meal of the day-the breakfast which is harmful for their health. Anyway, people who believe that they will lose weight by skipping their breakfast are making a huge mistake, as it turns out that this will result with failure later during the day.
Actually, people who don’t eat their breakfast are getting overcame by hunger later through the day. They reach for snacks or eat too much food for their lunch or dinner.
“Skipping the first meal of the day will lie your brain and make it ask for caloric foods which will make you fatter or raise the possibility for weight gain.”
A study released in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism concluded that people who ate oatmeal for breakfast will feel satiated for longer period of time which lowers their food cravings for larger lunch or snack.
36 subjects were included in this study who were placed into three groups. Half of the people were overweight and the other half was normal weight. Each group had three different foods for their breakfast. The first group had 1.5 cups of water, the second had 350 calories of sugared corn flakes and the third group ate 350 calories of oatmeal.
The scientists assessed the ratings of hunger, fullness at frequent intervals before and after breakfast until lunchtime and appetite. They also assessed the hormone levels, insulin, acetaminophen and glucose.
“According to our results the satiate values were much greater in the group that ate oatmeal in comparison to sugared corn flakes. Within 3 hours, the participants reported the same level of hunger after eating a corn flakes breakfast as they did when drank only water,” said lead researcher Allan Geliebter, PhD research psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. “The most interesting thing is that the results were more pronounced in overweight people, which means that overweight people may be more affective to the satiate effects of the dietary fiber in oatmeal.”
Not only it is useful in reducing the body weight, oatmeal has other benefits like reduced possibility of colorectal cancer, reduces blood pressure and lowers the possibility of coronary artery ailment.