You’ve heard it before…
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
But it turns out that an early meal has an even more important benefit.[ii]
A new study shows that people who skip breakfast have a much higher risk of dying of heart disease.[iii]
What Happens When You Don’t Eat Breakast?
2,000 Death Records Reveal the Answer
The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Scientists followed 6,550 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. That program lasted from 1988 to 1994.
By 2011, more than 2,300 of the subjects had died. The scientists checked those death records against the subjects’ eating habits.
It turns out that people who skipped breakfast were 87% more likely to die of heart disease.
Breakfast was found to be even more important to people with a history of heart trouble. Subjects who had suffered a heart attack increased their death risk by up to 500% if they did not eat breakfast compared to heart attack patients who did eat breakfast.
The analysis was coauthored by Dr. Wei Bao. He and his coauthors theorize that not eating breakfast may lead to higher blood pressure. This in turn can lead to heart disease.
They also point to a 2017 paper also published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. It showed those who skip breakfast double their risk of plaque buildup in their arteries.[iv]
Breakfast Makes Your Heart Healthier
The science is clear: Even if you’re not a big morning eater, you should be sure not to skip breakfast entirely. And try eat something high in protein.[v]
Great choices include organic eggs, smoked salmon, unsweetened Greek yogurt, and peanut butter smoothies with protein powder.
There’s no doubt that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your heart.
Editor’s Note: There is a heart attack risk factor that is 10 times more dangerous than cholesterol. But mainstream doctors don’t test for it. And statins actually make it worse.