Infographic: It Matters When We Eat

  • Healthiness of the food we eat decreased by 1.7% for every hour that passes in the day.
  • On average dinner is 15.9% less healthy than breakfast.
  • Overall, people who eat breakfast eat 12.3% healthier throughout the day. Eat breakfast!
  • Studies suggest that eating a fiber-rich breakfast may prevent low blood sugar levels between meals, and increase feelings of satiety for the rest of the day.
  • Fluctuations in self-control depend partially on the depletion and replenishment of glucose. Eating a healthy breakfast may prevent low blood sugar levels in between meals, and thus improve self-regulation in eating throughout the day.
  • On average, people who don’t eat breakfast eat 6.8% more food throughout the day.
  • Compared to other weekdays, people eat the least healthy for lunch on Fridays. Friday dinner tends to be unhealthy, as people like to indulge after a week of hard work.
  • People tend to eat later in the day, and the unhealthiest dinners are on eaten on Saturday.
  • Sunday is the unhealthiest day of the week. Not only do people eat later in the day on Sunday, but they also eat very unhealthy throughout the day.

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