As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and time and again researchers have shown the same. And yet again a recent guidance released by the American Heart Association revealed that missing breakfast could raise your risk of diabetes and obesity. Therefore, I’m going to repeat it – skipping breakfast is, indeed, a terrible idea.
The study also revealed that up to one-third of adults do not have breakfast, before grazing and snacking throughout the day instead – further leading to health risks.
The team suggested we should all aim to eat between 15 and 25% of our daily energy intake first thing, which roughly equals 300-500 calories for a woman and 375-625 for men.
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”
“Eat breakfast like a king!”
“Eat diamonds for breakfast and shine the whole day!”
Following are some reasons that explain why you should stop skipping breakfast
- People who consume breakfast are usually healthier. When you eat a healthy breakfast in the morning, this helps in regulating your blood sugar levels. However, not eating breakfast can invoke in your hunger pangs throughout the day because your stomach is empty. This leads me to the next point.
- Eating breakfast helps manage weight. If you want to lose weight or maintain recent weight loss, eating breakfast is critical. Eating a small, rational breakfast will help you curb hunger throughout the day.
- Breakfast gives an energy boost. Skipping breakfast in the morning implies that you are basically running on fumes. You need all the nutrients present in a healthy breakfast to help you perform correctly at work.
- People who eat breakfast are mentally sharper. To be alert and attentive throughout the day, breakfast is needed. It has been scientifically proven that certain breakfast foods give you a brain boost and help you perform your daily duties.
- Eating breakfast every morning sets a good example. This is particularly essential if you are raising a family. With the mounting health concerns around the world, setting a positive and healthy example for your kids is critical for their continued health.