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Importance of Breakfast

Importance of breakfast

Breakfast, as you have always heard, is the most important meal of the day. But have you ever thought why? Well, “breakfast” helps you break overnight fast and gives you energy to start a new day. This vital meal has proved to be linked to many health benefits, and here are few good reasons to start including it in your diet;

  • Energy; breakfast gives your brain and body the fuel to start functioning properly
  • Brain booster; if you and kids are having a healthy and enriched breakfast you will be improving your memory and your ability to concentrate
  • Better mood; the energy gained from a healthy breakfast, will let you experience an improved mood and lower stress levels
  • Weight control; studies have showed that breakfast skippers will be more likely tempted to grab fatty and salty/sugary snacks due to mid-morning hunger or even eat more at lunch or dinner. So if you are trying to lose weight, don’t try to cut calories by skipping your breakfast; this will leave you hungry during the whole day and more vulnerable to cravings
  • Enhanced digestion; the consumption of yoghurt and fiber rich foods help you keep regular and reduce the risk of colon cancer
  • Stronger bones; breakfast gives you the chance to consume food rich in calcium, vitamin D and protein
  • Healthier heart; breakfast eaters usually go for a variety of healthy choices low in cholesterol and saturated fat. Thus they will be protected from many chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease
  • Better endurance; you definitely need fuel for your morning workouts
  • Nutrition benefits; breakfast is a great opportunity to consume nutritious and light foods. It can be a good source of many vitamins and minerals if you pick healthy ideas, like whole grains, fruits, skimmed dairy products and vegetables