Is Breakfast Really Important?

Are you skipping breakfast?? Do you know why we shouldn’t skip breakfast?

Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’, and for good reason. Eating breakfast ‘BREAKS THE FAST’ you HAVE put your body through during sleep, allowing your glucose supply to replenish and your energy to boost.

  • It helps to boost our metabolism (body’s engine) the jump start it need to burn calories throughout the day and to maintain energy levels.
  • In fact, people who eat breakfast are more likely to meet their recommended daily intakes of vitamins and minerals than people who don’t.
  • If you do skip breakfast, try a nutritious snack such as fresh fruit, yoghurt, veggie sticks and hommus, or a wholemeal sandwich to help you through that mid-morning hunger.
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Skipping breakfast often leads to unhealthy snacking on foods that give quick bursts of energy, such as soda, candy. Skipping breakfast may seem like a good way to reduce overall energy intake. But research shows that even with a higher intake of energy, breakfast eaters tend to be more physically active in the morning than those who don’t eat until later in the day.

  • Sometimes children don’t feel like eating in the morning, but it’s important that they do. Their growing bodies need the nutrients and fuel.
  • Kids who don’t eat in the a.m. have a harder time focusing, and they become more tired in school. They may also be cranky or restless. And it isn’t just their moods that can suffer. Their schoolwork can, too.
  • One study showed that kids who ate breakfast had higher test scores than those who didn’t. Most children don’t get all the vitamins and minerals they need from just lunch and dinner.
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If you don’t have breakfast, you might find yourself feeling a bit sluggish and struggle to focus on things. This is because your brain hasn’t received the energy (glucose) it needs to get going.

Studies suggest that not having breakfast affects your mental performance, including your attention, ability to concentrate and memory. This can make some tasks feel harder than they normally would.

Children and adolescents who regularly eat breakfast also tend to perform better academically compared with those who skip breakfast. They also feel a greater level of connectedness with teachers and other adults at their school, which leads to further positive health and academic outcomes.

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These are reasons, why you should not skip your breakfast and eat healthy foods each morning:

  • Starting your morning with breakfast will boost your metabolism.
  • Healthy and nutritious breakfast reduces risk for starving as well as cravings and overeating later in the day.
  • Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast consume more vitamins, minerals, and fiber throughout the day.
  • Having breakfast helps feel fuller for longer and eat fewer calories throughout the day and that way control your weight.
  • People who skip breakfast have lower energy levels throughout the day.
  • If you don‘t eat breakfast you may have worse moods during the day.
  • People who regularly skip breakfast are much more likely to become overweight and face a higher risk for serious health problems.

There are undoubtedly significant cultural differences in the kinds of foods that people in different parts of the world want, or think it appropriate, to eat at different times of day. However, beyond these cultural factors, there are also a number of more fundamental psycho-physiological reasons as to why consumers may be drawn to different foods at different times of day.

In conclusion, there really are a number of reasons as to why breakfast should be considered the most important meal of the day. A quality breakfast provides a balance of energy in proportion to an individual’s needs depending on age, gender, and activity levels.


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