Why you should not skip breakfast
Are you one of those people skipping breakfast in the morning? Are you tired of hearing about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day and how you risk your health by not eating? Well, it’s high time to think seriously about it and establish some healthy routines.
Of course, you're not the only one skipping breakfast. Many businessmen avoid preparing breakfast, students are skipping breakfast due to a few extra minutes of sleep, and kids refuse to eat in the morning. According to a 2011 study by the market research company NPD group, about 18 percent of males and 13 percent of females between the ages of 35 and 54 are skipping breakfast!
Although you may have a habit of not having breakfast, you should include breakfast in your daily routine and improve your health. Skipping breakfast will lower your energy, reduce your concentration and make you gain weight! Not eating breakfast for a long period can even lead to getting diabetes and other health issues. Check our article and find out really important reasons why you should eat breakfast every day.
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You'll have more energy
It is known (and you must have heard that from your mom sometime) that breakfast is the most important thing for having good health and energy. No matter how obvious it may seem, we often skip breakfast and don’t take it seriously. Having a healthy breakfast will boost the energy in your body and you will be more productive. Energy is essential for our brain and body to work properly, and if we skip breakfast, we’ll feel tired and slow.
Breakfast rich in lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables will boost both cognitive function and energy in your body. According to Canada’s Food Guide, adult women need at least 7 servings of fruit and veggies per day, six of bread and cereals, two of dairy, and two of meat and alternatives. Nutritionists recommend eating breakfast within 2 hours of waking.
Your skin will become prettier
Struggle with bad skin? You’re probably skipping breakfast or eating unhealthy food in the morning. The American Dietician Association says that eating breakfast will make your skin prettier. They stated that eggs, lean proteins, and fruits are essential to a nutritious breakfast, as they are full of vitamins A and D. They also contain lutein – the antioxidant responsible for healthy skin. Who needs expensive skincare products, when you can have a healthy breakfast and maintain great skin!?
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You’ll avoid Diabetes
Eating breakfast is good for your health. Some research has shown that you may be able to prevent diabetes by regularly eating a healthy breakfast. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, skipping breakfast may increase a woman's diabetes risk.
Researchers found that people who regularly ate breakfast decreased their risk of diabetes by almost 30%. How? Skipping breakfast can cause insulin resistance, which is a feature of Type 2 Diabetes. Improve your health and don’t skip breakfast!
Help you lose weight
Eating breakfast won’t make you gain weight, on the contrary, it will help you to lose weight. One recent study has shown that people who ate breakfast as their largest meal lost an average of 17.8 pounds over three months. Eating regular meals stimulates metabolism and signals your body to start using fuel instead of hoarding fuel. If you skip meals, especially breakfast, you will eat large portions often and burn just a few calories. Make sure to get some unique products and have fun while preparing breakfast for your family.
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Makes you feel happier
Feeling grumpy in the morning? Did you skip breakfast again? If you did, that’s the reason you’re in a bad mood. Eating food that is high in carbohydrates like oatmeal can drastically improve your mood in the morning. If you sleep more than 8 hours, your body loses nutrients and you can become irritable when you wake up. But if you eat breakfast, you’ll feel satisfied and happier! Get up a few minutes earlier to have breakfast and you’ll have more energy throughout the day than you had yesterday. And to add little more happiness this spring, get the best gadgets in our spring subscription box!
Boosts your cognitive function
Whether you’re going to work or heading to school, both are places where you need to stay focused and concentrated. And if you skip breakfast, you will find it hard to focus on important tasks. What does breakfast have to do with it? Breakfast restores glucose levels – an essential carbohydrate that boosts your cognitive function.
Skipping breakfast means your brain won’t receive the energy (glucose) it needs to stay focused. Numerous studies have shown how eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration, but also our mood and lower stress levels. Eating breakfast will help you to be more productive at work or get better grades at school. Great reason to start eating breakfast, isn’t it?
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Breakfast helps you eat healthier
People tend to eat fast food all the time. Although some of them try to eat healthy food, they usually fail after just a few weeks. It’s because they haven’t developed a breakfast routine. Breakfast helps people to eat healthier food and establish better eating habits. People who eat breakfast are less likely to be hungry for snacks during the day than people who skip breakfast.
If those snacks are low in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but high in fat and salt, they will get fat. By not skipping breakfast, you will get used to healthy food such as fresh fruit, yogurt, veggie sticks, butter, toast, hummus, and others.
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You're setting a good example for your kids
Making kids eat breakfast is more difficult than solving the most complicated equations. An article published in Pediatrics by the University of Minnesota, stated that 25% of teens are skipping breakfast. Another Finnish study found that kids and teens who skip breakfast are more likely to have parents who do the same. If you are having breakfast in the morning, you’ll set a good example for your kids.
This is especially important for small children because they don’t get all the vitamins and minerals they need from just snacks, lunch, and dinner. Kids and teens need to eat breakfast because they have to stay focused and concentrated in school. If they don’t eat breakfast they will become more tired, cranky, and restless, while also adding grumpy and nervous to the mix. Some studies have shown that kids who ate breakfast had higher test scores than those who didn’t. Start eating breakfast together and improve your family’s healthy lifestyle.