The surprising truth about eating breakfast

The Myth about Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

People perceive that eat breakfast like a king is a must and more important than other meals in a day. Is eating breakfast important?  We are even educated that  breakfast is gold and It’s a must. Certainly, is breakfast really necessary? This article will take a detailed look on this topic and whether skipping breakfast is really going to harm your health and make you fat.

According to nutrition guidelines, you are recommended to have breakfast to boost your metabolism, help to lose weight and prevent gastroparesis. In fact, there are many studies still showing that breakfast eaters tend to be healthier. The researchers also claimed that breakfast must be good for you and your child (Lise 2008). However,  these studies are observational studies which cannot fully demonstrate causation. Is eating breakfast important? Let’s look about the myth of eating breakfast.

Myth 1

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

One of the reasons can be explained why eating breakfast tends to be healthier is the healthy lifestyle habits. People who eat breakfast also tend to eat healthier diets with more fiber and micro-nutrients. Besides, people who skip breakfast tend to have poor lifestyles.

However, the surprising truth is it doesn’t really matter whether you eat or skip breakfast. Some people even like to use intermittent fasting (IF) to lose their weight such as 16/8. This is involves only during 8 hour window and fasting for the remaining 16 hours. Basically, (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating and IF even is one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends.
metabolism photo

Myth 2
Does eating breakfast lose weight and boost your metabolism?
A girl was considering to eat breakfast

A lot of people claim that eating healthy breakfast foods is a ‘kick-start’ of metabolism for the day. However, it’s doubtful that eating breakfast can boost your metabolism. Studies also show that there is no difference in calories burned over 24 hours between people who skip or eat breakfast (Fumi Kobayashi 2014). In the other words, there is no correlation between metabolism and skipping breakfast. Besides, other researchers even found out the evidence proven that skipping breakfast actually increased fat burning.

Myth 3
Do we still need to eat breakfast?

The answer is optional, but you are recommended to take your breakfast since not everyone is suitable for intermittent fasting especially children. According to  Marcello G, Carlo A & Raanan (2010) is stated that you and your children are recommended to take breakfast to have a great start of the day. You and your children are suggested to take some healthy breakfast such as cereal, oatmeal diet, protein shake, flaxseeds, berries, oats diet or whole wheat bread.
In conclusion, breakfast is still very important to us!
We are recommended to eat healthy breakfast every morning!

Nova active max breakfast cereal
Nova ActivMax Breakfast Cereal (15 x 45g)
Nova ActiveMax Breakfast Cereal (15x45g)


Nova ActivMax Breakfast Cereal 700g
Nova ActiveMax Breakfast Cereal 700g


✔ Low Glycemic Index
✔ 28 vitamins and minerals
✔ With phytonutrients
✔ Prolonged energy level
✔ Helps in weight control
✔ Good for Adults and children

Nova ActiveMax breakfast cereal would be one of your choices. Nova ActiveMax content of high healthy balance of  carbohydrate, multivitamin and protein for a healthy breakfast. Nova ActiveMax Breakfast Drink is a complete and balanced nutritional drink comprising a mixture of low-glycemic carbohydrate, sustained-release protein, and healthy fat mixture formed from high percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).

This good combination along with lecithin is especially beneficial for heart health and recommended to adults and children. In addition, Nova ActiveMax is combining of plant extracts with 28 vitamins and minerals also helps to correct the imbalance of nutrition that is commonly faced by those who regularly take unhealthy breakfast or does not take a breakfast. This products might suit for your lifestyle as you only need less than 10 minutes to prepare your Nova ActivMax breakfast with multivitamins and protein inside that get you and your child fresh for whole day and this can also consider as a weight loss breakfast.

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