Regular refusal to eat lunch can undermine human health, said Andrey Bobrovsky, a nutritionist and assistant professor at the medical faculty of St. Petersburg State University, in an interview with Sputnik radio.
Whether or not breakfast is needed, and how high-calorie it should be, nutritionists have not yet decided. But with lunch everything is clear. This meal is a must for those who want to stay healthy, Bobrovsky said.
"If nutritionists still argue about the benefits of breakfast, then there is no controversy regarding lunch. From the point of view of modern dietetics and practical experience, lunch should always be. Our digestive system is accustomed to getting maximum calories, maximum amount of food at lunchtime. Our physical and mental activity suggests that lunch is the main and highest calorie meal, "explained the nutritionist.
Refusing lunch or skipping it due to the abundance of work entails consequences for the whole body.
"If you do not satisfy the feeling of hunger at lunchtime, then eating disorders may appear. This threatens with strong urges of hunger and appetite in the evening or at night. Hence overeating, extra pounds and other diseases. If you do not take into account the rhythms of hunger and appetite, then a person begins instead of having lunch on time and correctly, a person begins to snack on, relatively speaking, a chocolate bar, "Bobrovsky emphasized.
So he even more disturbs his food rhythms, concluded the interlocutor of the radio.