Monday, April 6, 2015

Cereal,weight and health

   Studies show that cereal consumption is correlated with health benefits for men, women, kids and people of various ethnicities. Children and adolescents who eat a ready-to-eat breakfast have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference than those who don’t eat cereal at breakfast or who skip breakfast. People who eat cereal may benefit from positive health benefits related to satiety, body weight and the risk for chronic disease. People who eat cereal have lower levels of total blood cholesterol and bad low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) than people who eat cereal less often or not at all. Cereal eaten with low-fat fortified milk at breakfast promotes increased intake of calcium, which is associated with healthier body weights. Eating cereal regularly may protect against cardiovascular disease risk. Adolescents who eat a healthy breakfast also tend to exercise daily. There’s an association between people who eat cereal for breakfast and people who get higher levels of physical activity. Girls who eat cereal are less likely to become overweight as young adults than noncereal eaters. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Frequent cereal eaters tend to have healthier body weights.

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