Don’t blow off breakfast. Really. It’s a daily choice that millions of people shrug off as no big deal, but research proves breakfast is an important element for how you feel throughout the day. Fueling up solely on java may perk you up momentarily (and thank goodness for that kick start), but it doesn’t do the trick long-term.
Wonder how breakfast boosts your health? Check out these reasons out:
AWAKENS YOUR METABOLISM
When you eat breakfast, you “break the fast” from sleep and give your metabolism a wake-up call. When you sleep, your metabolism slows and you burn fewer calories. By eating a nutritious breakfast, you spark your internal engine so it burns more calories and gives you more energy throughout the day.
HELPS YOU FOCUS
Hunger can make people irritable (thus the term ‘hangry’) and it’s hard to focus on work or school when your stomach is grumbling. By eating a balanced breakfast of fat, protein and fiber, the food is processed into energy over time, and that allows you to feel fuller, longer.
STEADIES THE BURN
When you skip breakfast, the body panics for nutrition. For steady energy and efficient calorie-burning, eat a nutritious breakfast and other meals on schedule. Adults and children do best when they have a meal or a snack every two hours.
ENCOURAGES HEALTHY CHOICES
People who eat breakfast tend to make healthier choices throughout the day. Perhaps because they have the energy to think. According to MayoClinic. org, “People who eat breakfast tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is more nutritious and lower in fat..”