We have always been told that breakfast is THE most important meal of the day. This 42 year old woman knows that all to well. After skipping breakfast everyday for 10 years, she experienced the unfortunate consequences.
Kidney stones are a type of small stone that can vary from the size of a grain of sand to a golf ball. There are different types of stones relating to what they are made of and where they are located. As a general rule, stones are formed in the kidneys, but can also form in the liver and the gallbladder. In their more advanced stages, they travel to the bladder, the urethra and the intestines. The most common types are made from a mix of calcium and an acid that causes a reaction which creates them
Symptoms that can be warning signs of a kidney stone include: fluctuating abdominal pain painful urination, changes in the colour and smell of urine, frequently needing to pee but without actually being able to, fevers and chills.
To get rid of kidney stones in our body, depending on the seriousness and where they are found, sometimes all you have to do is drink lots of fluids and take antibiotics. If the problem isn’t found early or the stones are located in the gallbladder or the liver, an operation could be necessary to remove them.
This phrase is one that you will surely have heard from your mother or from someone close to you and although there are scientific studies against this idea, there are also a lot of others that support it. Scientists have a lot of reasons to support this theory about breakfast: some believe that it helps you to not gain weight because eating a good breakfast provides us with all the necessary nutrients, stops us from snacking between meals, gives us the energy and concentration that our body needs for the mornings to be the best that we can be.
But are all breakfasts appropriate? No, not all breakfasts are advised. Because if you are one of those people that likes eating breakfasts of fried eggs with chorizo or bacon, we don’t advise that you eat these foods every morning. There are other healthier options that can help you to lose weight. A perfect breakfast is made up of three main components: complex carbohydrates, such as those found in cereals, grains and whole wheat bread; dairy products such as yoghurts, milk or cheeses, that can be substituted for byproducts such as soy milk if you are vegan; and finally, fruits and natural juices.
Kidney stones as a result of skipping breakfast?
Breakfast is important, but is it so much so that skipping this meal can cause kidney stones to form? According to doctors that treated Chen, the 42 year old woman who found more than 200 stones lodged in her bladder and liver, they were caused because she had been skipping breakfast for more than 10 years. However, although not everyone agrees on this fact, a group of gastroenterologists has denied that there is any relation between the food you eat and the formation of kidney stones.
Now I don’t know about you, but from now on, on the off chance that it’s true, we’re going to refer to the saying: breakfast like kings, lunch like princes and diner like a poor man.