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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

Do you eat breakfast in the morning? While some people may enjoy ‘breaking their fast’ first thing in the morning, others may prefer having their first meal at lunch. But can this preference affect your health?

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day. The idea being that you need a satisfying breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead and that by skipping it you’re prone to overeating and weight gain. It’s partly for this reason that some also suggest that eating breakfast can be helpful if you’re looking to lose weight. But is this true?

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Breakfast ideas for Christmas day

Do you eat breakfast on Christmas Day? Whilst some people prefer to fast until lunchtime (fasting can also have many health benefits) some people may enjoy sitting down with their family and enjoy a festive breakfast or brunch.

For those of you who do enjoy breakfast or brunch, we’ve put together some quick and easy low carb recipe ideas to kickstart your Christmas Day.

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Sugar in cereal: Who are the worst offenders?

Breakfast cereals contain a lot more sugar now than they did in 2012, according to the public health group Action on Sugar. The sugar content of some cereals has been compared – worryingly, and slightly bizarrely – to seven and a half chocolate fingers.

Of course, that comparison isn’t entirely valid – breakfast cereals contain a lot more nutritional benefits than chocolate fingers – but the figures do indicate a troubling lack of industry regulation. In 2012, Which? surveyed the sugar content of various cereals. Now Action on Sugar have followed it up, and the findings represent a real failure to address the obesity epidemic.

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Bulletproof coffee and diabetes: Is it right for you?

Bulletproof coffee: you’ve probably heard of it. The Diabetes.co.uk forum users can’t stop talking about it.

There are articles about bulletproof coffee all over the internet, every one of which seems to have a different opinion as to the benefits or otherwise of the stuff. Some swear by it, some would rather swear at it.

Less common are guides to bulletproof coffee and diabetes. This is an attempt at a comprehensive one (but I can’t promise that it’s definitive. Opinions, inevitably, will differ).

So: should people with diabetes drink bulletproof coffee? And, if so, is it healthy to have it for breakfast every day? Let’s take a look.

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