Breakfast is the first and the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, in today’s hectic schedule people find no time for it. This one good habit of having breakfast has a positive impact on your health. It keeps you active, helps in brain functionality by making it sharper, balances body weight etc. Skipping means you are missing out on vital nutrients. So never skip your breakfast again.
The best options for a healthy breakfast is to include foods rich in fiber and proteins.
Here’s why you should never skip your breakfast
#5 Boost your metabolism
The exact amount of energy your body needs to maintain its function is refereed as metabolism. The metabolism tends to decrease when you sleep ( since your body has fewer requirements). So the first important meal initiates Thermogenesis, which is the metabolic process of digesting and transporting food. A faster metabolism, helps allows you to burn more calories. So, not skipping this meal every day will make you healthy and not overweight.
#4 Maintains a healthy weight
There are many reasons why breakfast eaters have a healthy weight, while the non eaters are over weight.
- Slower metabolism does not burn calories.
- When you stay hungry for a long period of time, the food you eat later gets stored as fat.
- When you skip your morning meal, you are more likely to overeat during lunch and dinner.
- Breakfast eaters are more energetic and are likely to engage in physical activity.
#3 Prevents heart attack
According to a study by Harvard School of public health those who regularly skip their first meal have a higher risk of serious coronary heart disease. In addition, Skipping breakfast increase the risk of cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, overweight and diabetes. These are all heart disease risk factors.
#2 Keeps you active throughout the day
After fasting for the whole night your morning meal fuels your body. If you are empty stomach you would hardly be able to focus on anything. Your body needs fiber, vitamin C, vitamin D to keep you active all day long.
If you feel sluggish and struggle to focus then skipping your meal could be one of the reasons.
If you eat breakfast you will be less hungry throughout the day and will boost your energy.
#1 Mentally sharper than others
Breakfast eaters are sharper than those who avoid it. When your stomach is full ( with healthy food) you would be able to focus more. All the reasons are connected to each other. Your body would be able to efficiently work and you will remember things more easily. While those who skip breakfast are less attentive, lazy and struggle to focus
The message? It is very important to have your first meal