Common Mistakes and Trends

of Skipping Breakfast and Sugar

Skipping breakfast and having the wrong amounts of sugar in your diet, can really affect you. In this short news letter we are going to explain why and show you some helpful tips to make your diet better.

Skipping Breakfast

Most health “experts” say that the most common breakfast mistakes are: not enough protein, too little fiber not, not enough fiber, not eating enough food, eating too late in the morning.

A common mistake is that most people eat the common breakfast foods which are loaded with sugars and are highly processed.

One trend was that people think that not eating breakfast will help with weight loss. Scientist say that there is no correlation between the two. Which in reality you really do need to eat breakfast, it’s just all in what you eat for breakfast.

Some ways to start getting out of the grind of skipping breakfast is to start small and light to get your stomach used to food being there that early in the day. Start including protein and breaking meals into small snacks. Get up 15 minutes earlier and eat what appeals to you. The best thing to do is not to just rely on coffee and a muffin.

Sugars

Added sugars increase excess energy and reduce nutrient density in our diets, often contributing to weight gain and obesity. professionals saw a peak in added sugar consumption from 2003-04 and then a slight decline leading up to 2009-10. Many American adults and children are ingesting so much added sugar, that despite recent declines, consumption is still well above the average amount.

U.S. Adult Consumption of Added Sugars Increased by More Than 30% Over Three Decades." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 Nov. 2014. Web. 5 Jan. 2016.


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Sugars

Many American adults and children are ingesting so much added sugar, that despite recent declines, consumption is still well above the average amount. We have known that the high amount of added sugars in our diets is concerning; and the 30% increase is only the average consumption among adult Americans is even more alarming. the fact that the top 20% of adult consumers are eating 721 calories from added sugar on average, per day. This is equally alarming for the top 20% of children who are consuming on average 673 calories from added sugar per day.

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Sugar can cause

  1. A high-sugar diet often results in chromium deficiency

  2. Sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

  3. When it sits on your teeth, it creates decay more efficiently than any other foods

  4. Sugar can cause gum disease, which can lead to heart disease.

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Geerts, S.O., Legrand, V., Charpentier, J., et al. “Further evidence of the association between periodontal conditions and coronary artery disease." Journal of Periodontology, 75(9), 2004, pages 1274-80.

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