Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Eating breakfast helps you avoid overeating and snacking later in the day

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Kaylyn Cartellone

Breakfast does not have to be a full course meal; just some protein in your body would be enough to properly get your day started.

Ana Carrillo, Writer

You’ve probably heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. But it’s been proven true.

Breakfast is the first meal of the day, and it is critical for the body to be ready to operate as soon as we wake up. When people sleep, which is a long period of not eating, the body loses vitamins and proteins. Even if a person gets up and doesn’t feel hungry and goes about their day, not eating after waking up actually damages the body. Skipping breakfast may develop headaches, drops in blood sugar, faintness, and lack of concentration. It may not appear to be impactful right in the moment, but it will affect the body over time.

Eating breakfast also positively impacts learning and memory.

People who eat breakfast have better cognitive function and memory. When people eat breakfast, their focus, memory, and energy levels improve, making them more alert throughout the day.

Running on an empty stomach will cause us to be more exhausted and less likely to operate as efficiently. A stomach is like a gas tank — we can’t put our body through rigorous effort if it doesn’t have “gasoline.” When someone eats something light for breakfast, they replace their supply of glucose, which boosts energy and alertness and supplies other critical nutrients for good health.

Breakfast may help to enhance general health and wellbeing, as well as performance at work or school. Several studies have indicated that eating breakfast first thing in the morning offers a number of advantages. It promotes healthy eating. Breakfast also boosts metabolism, heart health, and it stimulates the brain. Those who eat breakfast have more physical activity than those who don’t.

Some people use time as an excuse not to have breakfast, but eating food does not require a lot of time. Many of the 25% of Americans who skip breakfast claim they just can’t fit it into their morning routine. A simple solution is to eat quicker and simpler foods, such as toast or breakfast shakes.

It is ideal to eat something within two hours after waking up if at all possible.

Some quick and easy breakfast ideas include