What's Shakin' Bacon? / by Andrea Schmid

Yamashiro Hollywood

Yamashiro Hollywood

Breakfast is commonly known as "the most important meal of the day"... but is it really? In fact, the slogan was coined in the mid 19th Century by James Caleb Jackson and John Harvey Kellogg to sell their newly invented breakfast cereal. Yes, that Kellogg. The bacon industry jumped on that bandwagon and got newspapers to publish these findings as though it were scientific research! First, advertising plays a huge role, as many of the studies which try to prove that breakfast is good for us are nearly always funded by big-named breakfast food companies. Secondly, they are based on correlation not causation. This is true, generally speaking, people who eat breakfast are also more healthy than those who do not. However, this is people who eat breakfast come from a higher socioeconomic background than those who don't, and generally do what they are told when it comes to health and nutrition - such as exercise, drink water, and to eat breakfast. They are therefore healthier in spite of the the fact they eat breakfast, and not because of it. This then allows the studies funded by food companies to claim "People who eat breakfast has less health complications!". Which is not scientific proof. Find what works for you, and at the end of the day, whether or not you eat breakfast should be based on your preferences + personal goals! As for me, I'll continue my morning walk to Anny's for a hot cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich.


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