You no doubt have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but here’s some evidence in compelling statistical and infographic format from Massive Health: people who eat breakfast tend to eat 12.3 per cent healthier throughout the day.
Massive Health took data from 7.68 million food ratings from its previously mentioned Eatery app from users in over 50 countries over five months to compile this and a bunch of other eating habit information.
It could be that those who ate breakfast are the types who tend to eat healthier anyway, but on the other hand, eating breakfast also has been shown to maintain our blood sugar levels and prevent food cravings and issues with will power later in the day. Another reason not to skip breakfast: the food we eat tends to decrease in healthiness by 1.7 per cent for each hour that passes in the day — so make breakfast count.
Besides that correlation, Massive Health’s infographics suggest that picking any type of diet can help you eat at least 15.2 per cent healthier (as measured by the fit/fat ratio in the Eatery app — a crowdsourced rating of your foods by peers) and you’re likelier to eat 12.7 per cent healthier when you’re at home (no real surprise there).
There are six infographics in total. Here’s the “When we eat” one (click to expand). Hit up the link below to see the other data and see if there are ways that you might sneak more healthy eating into your life.
We Are What We Eat [Massive Health]