Why Breakfast Really is the Most Important Meal of the Day
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
However, that doesn’t stop millions of Americans, and people around the world, from skipping
breakfast or opting for only a drink of coffee. The truth is that breakfast really is the most
important meal of the day, and you will have a much more healthy diet if you include breakfast
in your daily life.
Breakfast is rightly named—break fast. When you sleep, you are not eating for 6 to 9 hours at
least, and more if you haven’t eaten since dinner the night before. Therefore, breakfast is the
first time you’ll be eating anything for a very long period of time. Some nutrients, like proteins,
cannot be stored in the body and are therefore not present, so the body needs you to replenish
the “low” levels of such nutrients. Breakfast is like the match that lights the fire. It truly is a very
important source of energy for your body in the morning.
Eating breakfast in the morning also helps you avoid some illnesses and disease. For example,
your sugar levels are probably out of whack from not eating for many hours, so having breakfast
levels out the amount of sugars in your body, helping to prevent diabetes. Eating a healthy
breakfast also helps you to provide food to your stomach so that you don’t overeat at lunch
because you are so hungry. Overeating leads to obesity, which comes with a whole host of
problems, including heart disease.
Healthy breakfast foods, like eggs, fruit, or bran cereal are also a good source of many of the
vitamins and minerals a person needs during the day. If you don’t eat these things in the
morning, it will be hard to make up for that loss later in the day. Remember that without the
proper amounts of nutrients, you body will not function correctly. When you eat a healthy
breakfast, it also makes you choose healthier foods during