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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Note to self

Importance of having Breakfast:

Breakfast can help prevent strokes, heart attack and sudden death.

For those who always skip breakfast, you should start kicking that habit now!!
You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Now, recent research confirms that one of the worst practices you can develop may be avoiding breakfast.
Why?

Because the frequency of heart attack, sudden death, and stroke peaks between 6:00a.m. and noon, with the highest incidence being between 8: 00a.m. and 10:00a.m.What mechanism within the body could account for this significant jump in sudden death in the early morning hours?

The answer is:
Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to Death if we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due to cholesterol or laque buildup in the artery lining. It is in the morning hours that platelets become the most activated and tend to form these internal blood clots at the greatest frequency.

However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet activation that is associated with heart attacks and strokes .

Studies performed at Memorial University in St.Johns, Newfoundland found that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from yogurt or fat-free milk.

So if you skip breakfast, it's important that you change this practice immediately in light of this research.Develop a simple plan to eat cereal, such as oatmeal or Bran Flakes ,along with six ounces of grape juice or orange juice , and perhaps a piece of fruit .

This simple plan will keep your platelets from sticking together, keep blood clots from forming, and perhaps head off a potential heart attack or stroke.
So never ever skip breakfast


I am done with people asking me " Why are you losing weight?"
So from tomorrow i will EAT EAT EAT, till i am no longer a shadow of what was once a lady :P

6 Comments:

  • guilty as charged..
    I have never eaten breakfast regularly..
    Does an apple count??

    By Blogger Omar, at 8/24/2005 7:52 PM  

  • I can never commit myself to eating breakfast; ya3ni one day i decide to pick up the habit, the other day I decide i'll throw up if i eat...but some days i wake up staving and i dig into last night's dinner

    By Blogger jameed, at 8/24/2005 9:53 PM  

  • Omar i guess but maybe not enough?? but i guess in all cases better than nothing :p Wow i dont even even eat that :P

    Jameed i feel the same way but with a big difference i dont eat last night food :S i just eat anything light on my stomach coz i can easily throw up :P

    By Blogger M!R@CHK@, at 8/24/2005 10:30 PM  

  • hey miramar i always tell u 2 take ur breakfast but.... ana as u know i cant do anything without taking my breakfast i cant continue my day if i skip it!! and they say (iftar malek it5ada wazir ou it3asha fa2ir) so breakfast is improtant and espacaily 4 u :P
    hope u'll change this habit Tc. :-)
    Ran.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/26/2005 1:39 PM  

  • i never had this habbit be4
    except for a cup of milk sometimes..i know this is wrong but i'm a lazy perosn:P

    By Blogger no one, at 8/26/2005 3:54 PM  

  • >> M!R@CHK@ : you're right !

    By Anonymous la blogeuse, at 8/27/2005 12:55 AM  

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