SCIENTISTS have announced the shocking effects of the unhealthy beginning of the day.
A study by the University of Sydney found that a breakfast rich in fat and sugar after just four days could cause changes in the brain. These changes result in reduced learning and memory capabilities.
1002 healthy and slim people were tested. Half an hour had an unhealthy breakfast consisting of toasted sandwiches and chocolate shake. The other half got a nutritionally rich meal on the table. Before and after breakfast, the participants met memory tests.
Those who ate an unhealthy meal had poorer results. Scientists say this is due to the fact that an unhealthy option causes elevated sugar that has an effect on memory and cognitive function.
The results of the study were published in the PLOS One magazine, and they also found that people who were being kept unhealthily could not detect the difference between hunger and satiety.
Similar results have also been shown by Oxford University research. According to them, those who had unhealthy meals for five days had a disturbance and memory function compared to those who ate a less fat meal.
16 men aged 19-28 were divided into two groups. The first was eating foods with a high fat content (70 percent), low carbohydrates (four percent) and protein (26 percent), while the other half had healthy meals consisting of 50 percent carbohydrates, 24 percent fat and 26 percent protein.
Men gave blood samples each morning and cognitive tests.
In the bloodstream of those who were fed unhealthy, 44 percent more circulating fatty tissue was detected than those who were in a healthier diet. They also had reduced concentration, memory speed and memory capacity.