Eat breakfast to stay slim

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A new study say a regular meal in the morning could help you stay slim.

Mayo Clinic Researchers analyzed the breakfast habits of about 350 adults. They found people who ate breakfast regularly only gained about 3 pounds over the past year.

People who ate breakfast occasionally put on about 5 pounds, while those who skipped a morning meal entirely gained about 8 pounds and developed dangerous belly fat.

“It’s the fat that produces toxins that damage the blood vessels,” said Dr. Virend Somers, a cardiologist at  Mayo Clinic.

Researchers say making breakfast a habit for young people could help them maintain a healthy weight as adults.

Dr. Somers says you should generally stick to healthier foods in the morning, like protein and healthy carbs,  and try to avoid high density sugar-filled foods.

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