“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. You’ve probably heard this more times than you can remember. And yet, there is some truth to it. Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t skip breakfast.
1) More Calories Burned and fewer hunger pangs throughout the day
How would you be burning calories by eating food, you may ask? Well, eating breakfast boosts your metabolism and gets rid of any unwanted calories. Studies correlate that people who ate a consistent healthy breakfast that included whole grains weighed less than people who skipped breakfast.
Another weight watching fact is that if you skipped breakfast, you were more likely to overeat and consume more calories throughout the day.
2) Increases your metabolism and a quick energy boost
The reason you feel sluggish in the morning is because your body has been using your sugar reserves to fuel itself throughout the night, resulting in a low metabolism. Which is why your body needs fuel (food) in the morning in order to replenish and kickstart your metabolism into gear and provide you with the energy you need. However, if you skip breakfast, you inhibit this process. Thereby,
3) Its important for brain function and mood
As much as the importance of breakfast is for your body, it is also essential for brain functioning. The brain requires its various dose of daily nutrients when it wakes up in order to function and maintain at its highest level. Which is why most people who skip breakfast are in a ‘fog’ or ‘daze’ throughout their morning. And this results in a grumpier mood too.
Not only would you need to have a consistent breakfast, but the type of breakfast also plays a vital role
Types of breakfast that meet your daily requirements are:
- Whole Grains: Oatmeal, whole wheat bread, cereals with no more than 5 grams of sugar
- Nuts and Seeds