Why You Should Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is one of the most over-looked of all of the meals that we eat each day. Many people start their morning with a cup of coffee or a soda and nothing else. After sleeping for 8 hours, you can imagine how your body needs nutritious fuel to start a new day, so why do so many people avoid eating breakfast? Well, of course, it is always difficult to balance work and family responsibilities. Add to that the pressure to provide a home-cooked breakfast every morning and most people shudder at the very thought. Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day and it can also be one of the simplest meals of the day.
Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast regularly, no matter what type of breakfast they eat, tend to be healthier. The people who skip breakfast, hoping to save on those calories, tend to weigh more than people who eat breakfast every day. When you skip breakfast, you often become very hungry in the late morning. Getting hungry means that you will most likely look for snacks to munch while you are at work or at school. Those snacks end up being filled with fat and calories and negate the calories that you have avoided by skipping breakfast. It becomes a vicious cycle of starving and eating that is extremely unhealthy, especially for those prone to blood sugar issues like diabetes. Eating breakfast not only helps you maintain a healthy weight, it helps your body to maintain a stable blood sugar level.
Breakfast-eaters also have fewer memory and concentration problems. After instituting a school breakfast program in many elementary schools in Boston and New York, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health completed several studies regarding the relationship between children who eat breakfast and children who do well in school. These studies show some amazing correlations between a nutritious breakfast and the ability to succeed in difficult cognitive tasks. They also show how easily hunger affects mood and concentration. In the same area, studies accomplished by Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital showed that students who ate breakfast actually had higher grades and less disciplinary issues than children who did not eat breakfast.
Studies show the same type of correlation between people who eat breakfast and people who complain of mood swings, fatigue and irritability, especially during the late morning and early afternoon hours of a workday. Imagine how difficult it is to drive a car without any fuel in the gas tank. It is an impossible task. The same can be said for trying to get through a typical day without fueling your body in the morning. Breakfast provides an influx of nutrients that help to provide fuel for the body throughout the day. Often, skipping breakfast creates a nutritional hole in the day, meaning that you really do not ever regain the vitamins and minerals that you lost by choosing not to eat breakfast. A simple meal in the morning can change your mood, behavior, outlook and nutrition for the entire day.
Breakfast sets a precedent for the rest of your day. Amazingly, breakfast is a small meal that gives the body huge benefits. Many breakfast foods are delicious and nutritious. Breakfast is the perfect time to add some fruit to your day and many breakfast ideas include fresh fruit. Fruit salads and waffles topped with fruit can be the perfect start to a busy day. If getting fruit into your diet is difficult then breakfast is the best time to do it. Those nutrients that you get from eating oranges or bananas at breakfast carry over into the rest of your day. Getting those servings of fruit that are recommended for a healthful diet can be much simpler when you have that extra meal.
Breakfast is a money-saver. It can be a bit hard to believe, but eating breakfast can actually save you money. People who eat breakfast are better able to control their eating throughout the rest of their day. Many of us who are unable to take the time to get a healthy breakfast end up snacking from company vending machines or corner diners. This means that those who eat breakfast spend less money during their average work day on other food items. In a large family, the money savings can be substantial. Children who eat breakfast are less likely to spend money on candy or soda during the school day. These children end up being more active and less obese than children who are not given a breakfast, making breakfast a substantial benefit.
Breakfast is delicious. With so many options for a yummy breakfast, who would not want to eat it? From waffles to pancakes to omelets, breakfast items tend to be some of our favorite foods. Why not add those foods to your day? Pancakes filled with blueberries and strawberries can be a wholesome start to the work week. French toast with raspberries or an omelet filled with vegetables can be excellent options for the busy lifestyle that most of us lead. These meals are easy to make and they taste wonderful. Very few people do not enjoy bacon or sausage. Although these foods can be fattening and should be eaten in moderation, they add some flavor to the breakfast menu. Breakfast is one of the easiest meals when it comes to meeting all of your important food groups. An omelet with vegetables, 2 slices of bacon, a fruit cup and a piece of whole wheat toast creates a breakfast that covers all of the bases when it comes to the food groups.
Because eating breakfast can make such a difference in your life, it is considered to be the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the one meal that can lighten your mood, increase your concentration and help you lose weight. Eating breakfast can become an enjoyable way to start each morning if you will just set aside the time to prepare this amazing meal.
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