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Diet myths busted: Skipping breakfast is bad for you

April 19, 2013 - Nutrition

dietmythbreakf86543985WEBThere are so many conflicting pieces of advice about diets and nutrition that it’s hard to know which ones to believe. In this series of blogs, we’re exploring those diet myths to see if there’s anything truth behind them.

Myth: Skipping breakfast is bad for you as it causes your blood sugar to drop

The truth: This is another common, yet misleading, health claim. ‘Skipping breakfast if you’re a healthy human is not detrimental to health,’ says Dr Kelly Johnston. ‘This is because blood sugar is very tightly homeostatically controlled – by this I mean that the body stores and released glucose to the cells for energy in a very controlled and efficient way – so your blood glucose levels won’t drop over time if you don’t eat breakfast.’