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Skipping breakfast can cause these adverse side effects to your health!

Food is an important source of energy. A healthy breakfast is a sign of starting your day in a good mood with productive energy. But, if you conveniently choose to skip your breakfast, it will bring you some side effects. Read more details on the side effects of skipping breakfast.

Written by: Health Desk New Delhi Published on: April 06, 2022 17:05 IST
Skipping breakfast can cause these adverse side effects on your health!

Don't skip breakfast. Here's why!


  • It will slow down your metabolism rate
  • It will increase your chances of getting heart disease
  • You will lack behind in your energy for the day

You all must have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. One should have their breakfast like a king and other such things. As breakfast is the very first meal of the day, many people skip it because they are in a hurry to go to work or due to any other reason. Later in the day, they overeat, which brings them extra calories resulting in weight gain. But, do you know that if you carelessly ignore your breakfast, then you can have to bear its adverse effects like increased food cravings, slow metabolism, lower immunity over a period of time, and more. Below is a list of the side effects you can have to face if you skip your breakfast.

Cancer Risk

One of the negative side effects of skipping breakfast is the risk of cancer. After skipping breakfast people try to stuff themselves with unhealthy food, which adds a lot of calories to their diet and makes them fat and unhealthy. According to research, overweight and obese people have increased chances of developing cancer. Obese people have more chance of damaging their DNA because of low-level inflammation in their bodies.

Cognitive Functioning

It is being said that a healthy breakfast makes your cognitive functioning better. The glucose which is generated by breakfast in the body helps the body to function properly. But, If you are thinking to skip your breakfast during the day, then you should know that it creates bad effects on your health.

Diabetes Risk

Failing to have breakfast can also make you diabetic, Yes, you read it right. One should have a rich breakfast in their diet. By rich food, we do not mean pastries and cakes. A limited amount of anything is good. But, the excess can lead toharmful side effects. Those who skip their breakfast are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Energy Level comes decreases

By skipping breakfast, you will see that you are lacking behind in energy. Food is the driving force that gives the body energy to function in a proper way. If you skip your breakfast, you will feel lazy early in the day. As the energy level comes down. It starts to make you feel irritable, hungry, and sad throughout the day.

Heart Health

If you are skipping your breakfast, then you are putting yourself at the risk of getting heart disease. There are higher chances that you can avoid any heart-related problem if you eat a healthy meal in your breakfast. Without giving your body the nutrients it requires, it will develop hypertension, clogged arteries, and chronic cardiovascular disease.  


Metabolism is the main factor that gives your body the energy it requires. Make sure that you have a healthy breakfast in the morning so that your metabolism rate can be high. Missing breakfast eventually affects your metabolism rate, which will run at a lower rate producing less energy. 


Skipping breakfast can cause massive problems. It is said that our body requires a blood sugar level to function properly for the day. Breakfast is a must for people who often have headaches because the decrease in blood sugar level can raise your blood pressure, which can further trigger migraines.

Weight Gain

If you are running your day on empty stomach, your body will crave sugary, fatty foods as an effect of skipping the first meal of the day. It will also create intense hunger pain and slow down your metabolism rate. As the result, this hunger will only lead you to overeat at lunchtime. This further leads to obesity and weight gain.


Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Please consult a doctor before starting any fitness regime or medical advice.


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