The smell of coffee is what wakes me up every morning – but it’s the promise of eggs, bacon, ham, and sausages that get me out of bed!
We do an old-fashioned country breakfast here at Harrison House.
The health nuts might laugh at the idea, and some of them will even try to eat a nasty little snack bar and then hold out for lunch.
Nearly a third of all Americans don’t even eat breakfast at all!
But new research shows why a REAL breakfast is the ONLY way to start your day.
It’s not just delicious.
It could SAVE YOUR LIFE!
The new study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, finds that skipping breakfast could boost your risk of a heart attack by 27 percent.
That’s not the only risk, either.
Missing out on that delicious morning meal will cause your stroke risk to jump by 18 percent.
That’s STILL not the only risk!
The researchers say going without breakfast will also increase your risk of nearly every major cardiovascular warning sign, including high blood sugar, obesity, and insulin resistance.
As a result, the organization is now urging folks to eat breakfast every day. In fact, they say you should “front-load” your calories so you eat more in the morning than you do at night.
I guess the old saying’s true. Eat breakfast like a king… lunch like a prince… and dinner like a pauper.
Of course, it’s not QUITE that simple – and the researchers don’t have it exactly right. They want you to waste time counting calories and spacing and your meals, and OF COURSE they want you to stick to the mainstream’s idea of “healthy” food.
But that’s a hunka bunk that’s not backed by science.
Here’s the only rule of thumb you need: Avoid carbs.
You hear that from me a lot, but this is just basic biology. Carbs cause blood sugar to spike and the pancreas to release insulin in response – and the crash that follows is what causes HUNGER.
Eating diets based on fats and proteins keep the sugar levels lower and steadier and the insulin response working on cruise control.
That means LESS hunger and LESS eating as the day goes on. Once you make the adjustment, all you have to do is follow your own appetite and you’ll eat the right amount at every meal and get maximum heart protection at the same time.
Now… who’s ready for breakfast?