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Wednesday, October 30 2013

To Eat Breakfast or Not to Eat Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you have heard that a million of times, didn’t you? And of course nutritionists can fight weather you should or shouldn’t eat first thing in the morning in every possible direction you may think of. Not to go too deep in statistics and researches with interesting confirmation biases, we at Suncani Hvar Hotels are very proud of our rich buffet breakfast. It is not about quantity and diversity of foods it offers, but quality, organic choices. Blessed with nature of our island, it is easy to prepare fresh, nutritious fruits and veggies, homemade jams and organic eggs for your perfect start of the day. Creative mixture of different island plants blended in our signature teas is just a cherry on top.

1. Breakfast helps you keep blood sugar steady.
When your blood sugar level is out of whack, cravings for unhealthy, sugary and fatty foods are hard to beat!  You're waking from a fasting state, so it's much wiser to bring your glucose up a little instead of letting it continue to dip for a few more hours. Case in point, a little study from a few years back hooked breakfast eaters and non-breakfast eaters up to an MRI machine and showed them images of high-calorie food like pizza and cake, as well as low-calorie food like fish and veggies. The pleasure-centres in the non-breakfast eaters' brains reacted considerably more to the high calorie food. 

2. Skipping breakfast increases your chance of heart disease. A Harvard study earlier this year showed that men who went without a morning munch increased their chance of having a heart attack or some other cardiovascular mishap by 27%. That's huge! The 16-year study of 27,000 health professionals also showed they were 15% more likely to gain weight.

3. Are you saving calories for later? Skipping breakfast to lose weight just enforces yo-yo dieting. The real trick is learning how to eat a balanced, healthy breakfast every, single day for the rest of your life. Try to have one of many options of healthy proteins from our organic, rich buffet breakfast offer together with some complex carbs, organic fruit and veggies that will kick-start your day and give you awesome energy to explore our wonderful island.

Whole wheat pancakes with homemade organic jam that we just prepared out of freshly picked  wild oranges, manjige and wine, anyone? We will tell you about this in our next blog.