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Posted on 03/31/2010 6:52:50 PM PDT by Steelfish
A High-Fat Breakfast of Bacon and Eggs May Be The Healthiest Start To The Day, Report Shows
A high-fat breakfast of bacon and eggs may be the healthiest start to the day, a new university report showed.
31 Mar 2010
For the first meal eaten after a night's sleep appears to programme the metabolism for the rest of the day, the researchers found. And the age-old maxim "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper" may in fact be the best advice to follow to prevent metabolic syndrome, according to a new University of Alabama at Birmingham study.
Metabolic syndrome is characterized by abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance and other cardiovascular disease-risk factors. The study, published online March 30 in the International Journal of Obesity, examined the influence exerted by the type of foods and specific timing of intake on the development of metabolic syndrome characteristics in mice. The UAB research revealed that mice fed a meal higher in fat after waking had normal metabolic profiles.
In contrast, mice that ate a more carbohydrate-rich diet in the morning and consumed a high-fat meal at the end of the day saw increased weight gain, adiposity, glucose intolerance and other markers of the metabolic syndrome. "Studies have looked at the type and quantity of food intake, but nobody has undertaken the question of whether the timing of what you eat and when you eat it influences body weight, even though we know sleep and altered circadian rhythms influence body weight," said the study's lead author Molly Bray, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the UAB School of Public Health.
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Bacon and eggs is almost all protein.
PROVIDED one is VERY active thereafter. Yes.
Breakfast is good any time.
I stand vindicated.
My paternal great grandfather ate steak and eggs nearly every morning and lived into his late 80s. He also worked his butt off on his ranch.
Yeah, well, I’ve said it for 40 years. Serious breakfast ramps you up for the day. Then easy on the dinner.
The right balance of fat and protein in the morning really cuts down on those sugar drops in mid morning that plague many people and cause them to shovel in simple carbs in between meals.
My standard breakfast when dining out— 1 egg,over easy,bacon-—crispy,wheat toast,home fries,and black coffee.
I never vary.
Too lazy to cook breakfast at home anymore.
My Grandfather ate bacon and eggs EVERY morning... had a pretty big lunch each day.. and, a glass of buttermilk and cornbread each night for supper...
And, lived to be 101.
Oh yea... he worked his butt off daily, too. :-)
“nobody has undertaken the question of whether the timing of what you eat and when you eat it influences body weight”
I don’t believe this is true. A researcher at UT Southwestern has studied this. She also discovered the benefits of red wine.
Thanks for that beautiful, delicious photograph.
It always tastes good, that’s a key.
One of my favorites was one of those places that politicians love to go to for photo ops. They still have jukiebox coinslots at every table, and bake fresh pies daily, the whole routine. The owner who recently passed away was there EVERY DAY for golly knows how long.
The only complaint I have, is that there are no standards for what “bacon” is. In one locale, it is a thin, band-aid sized flavorless piece of nothing, in others, an oversized plate can’t handle it side of swine you’ll remember! /s
Yeah, in truly fried up bacon that’s tamped with a paper towel, the fat is way way rendered out. And eggs, especially from chickens that eat a good diet is high in good fats, as well as proteins. Also, essential amino acids of the kind that are also found in... beef. (Very essential for pregnant women!!!)
And, lived to be 101.
Might have lived to 120, if he had eaten broccoli for breakfast, instead.
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