IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST
Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day, especially for young children.
But with the morning rush, it also has to be easy to prepare and time-saving.
So for you to be strong and healthy to carry on with the day’s work, it’s advised that one takes a good meal for breakfast.
“Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”
Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast – that’s where its name originates, breaking the fast! Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol! It’s a well-known phrase, but do you follow it?
Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals so try to include a portion of your daily five at breakfast, whether that be a banana or glass of fruit juice.
Breakfast can be good for waistline too, research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight and more likely to be within their ideal weight range compared with breakfast skippers. If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.
Importance of Breakfast.
1. Keeps you focused and more productive
2. It boost your metabolism
3. Energize yourself
4. Keeps your blood sugar level stable
5. Skipping breakfast causes low memory
In conclusion, eating breakfast regularly is associated with improved overall health and wellbeing, healthier body weight, better cognitive function, improved diet quality, and reduced risk of chronic diseases. A quality breakfast provides a balance of energy in proportion to an individual’s needs depending on age, gender, and activity levels.