Why You Shouldn’t Eat Desserts For Breakfast

July 17, 2017


Although it does sound both delicious and tempting, eating desserts for breakfast is not a good idea.

Let’s see why.

If you decide to eat cake (which mostly contains carbs and fats) for breakfast for example, your liver will have a rather difficult task. First of all, fat is processed by your liver, and although some of it is immediately being turned into fuel and energy, whatever is left over is being stored in adipocytesfat cells – throughout your body.

In other words, the bulk of it becomes:

  • subcutaneous fat
  • visceral fat – the fat that generates around your midsection.

The same goes for the fructose.

But unlike glucose, which is employed throughout your body, fructose is stored either in your liver or across your entire system as – you are right – FAT CELLS.

Our Digestive System Never Evolved To Burn That Much Sugar

Now, suppose you eat desserts in the morning. This dietary decision is like committing nutritional suicide. Ingesting huge amounts of sugar first thing in the morning is a big no-no.

Here’s what Harvard paleoanthropologist, Daniel Lieberman, has to say:

“Not only are you getting more calories than you need, but the lack of fiber causes you to absorb the calories faster than your liver and pancreas can handle them. Our digestive system never evolved to burn that much sugar that fast, and they respond in the only way they can: shuttling much of the excess sugar into visceral fat.”

This basically means that eating dessert for breakfast will make your insulin levels spike really bad, which will set you up for constant cravings throughout the whole day.

“More hunger means more calories and, as your willpower wanes throughout the day, more carbohydrate-heavy comfort foods, which keeps your liver working overtime. Instead you can eat plenty of fat calories that are turned into usable energy by your brain, muscles, and organs,” say folks over at Big Think.

Also read: Sugar Does Damage Your Brain: The Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer’s Confirmed.

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