The results of a new study found that it is one of the most important meals of the day, and it helps burn more calories than expected.
This study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, indicated that the quality of food eaten has a significant impact on the metabolism, and that breakfast helps burn more calories compared to dinner.
The authors of the study explained that eating breakfast reduces cravings for food later, especially sweets, and also helps manage insulin in the blood during the day.
In order to reach these results, the researchers targeted 16 men, and they were divided into two groups, one that ate breakfast and the other focused on dinner.
Next, their metabolism, blood sugar and glucose levels were measured, in addition to asking them questions such as food cravings.
When interpreting the results, the researchers noted that the metabolism was more active after eating breakfast compared to dinner, and the percentage of feeling hungry and craving sweets decreased during the day.
The researchers added that eating a low-calorie breakfast increases the intake of snacks during the day, and increases the amount of dinner eaten later.
The researchers also confirmed that the level of sugar and glucose in the blood is lower after breakfast compared to dinner.
The researchers concluded that dinner may not help, and skipping breakfast reduces weight loss.