A study from the University of Oviedo has revealed that a hearty breakfast decreases the chances of suffering from some diseases, such as obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes.

According to the results of this study, the healthiest thing is to consume a large amount of calories first thing in the day. In fact, those who consume between 15 and 30% of daily calories at breakfast have less risk of hypertension or diabetes.

In fact, the study indicates that those individuals who eat more than five meals a day, perhaps due to more snacking between meals, are more likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome, which occurs when at least three of these meals occur in the same person. diseases: obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL-Cholesterol, hypertension arterial and diabetes.

“Many studies have concluded that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and that those who do not eat breakfast have more health problems. However, most of the studies that have assessed the relationship between the composition of the intake and different diseases, have focused on the effect of midday meals, dinner or at night intake and few have done it for breakfast”, asserted Cristina Lasheras Mayo, professor at the Department of Functional Biology at the University of Oviedo.

“In short, despite the fact that current life schedules make it difficult for us to attend to our biology and achieve a good distribution of intakethe study points out the importance of having a good breakfast as a strategy to reduce metabolic syndrome”, concluded Lasheras.