Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yeah, everyone tells you that, but do you really know why breakfast is so important? No one ever really seems to explain it, but I’ll help you out a bit. Stay tuned for some facts about why breakfast is so important.
First of all, breakfast gets our bodies up and going. It helps our bodies come out of their slumbers and recognize that it is time to start the day. Essentially, waking up is like putting the key in the ignition of your car, but eating breakfast is actually turning your car on. You need those morning nutrients to wake up your brain fully and get your day going.
Second, breakfast helps control your weight. Now, this might not be much, but breakfast makes you less hungry, so you’re less likely to have a big lunch or snack a bunch during the day. Another reason is simply that it is part of a healthy lifestyle, and that always helps you with weight! That might not mean that you’ll lose weight, but it’s at least a good start.
Third, it helps get those glucose and vitamin levels up! Your body breaks down most of your glucose at night, and needs it to be replenished in the morning. If you don’t replenish it, your body starts to break down other things (like fatty acids) as a replacement, which can make you feel tired and groggy all day. Plus, many nutritionists say that you get most of your vitamins for the day during breakfast! Your body needs vitamins to stay happy and healthy during the day.
Make sure you’re eating your breakfast every single morning. There are lots of options for breakfast, but try to include some dairy, a fruit or veggie, and a least a small bit of carbs. Those are the building blocks for a good breakfast. Stay away from tons of sugar, or WAY too many carbs though, as that can make your day feel even slower, and you’re body won’t be too happy either. So, tomorrow morning, make a promise to yourself that you’ll try to eat a good, balanced breakfast.
TXTgirl :: Orange County
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