“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” (Sifferlin, 2013)
A lot of people tend to skip breakfast for many reasons, such as lacking time or wanting to diet. However, they fail to understand the importance of breakfast for their health. Breakfast allows some vitamins and nutrients from healthy foods like dairy, grains, and fruits to fuel your body at the beginning of the day. This eating habit is beneficial for you as an individual because when you wake up, your blood sugar tends to be low, which hinders muscle and brain function. This problem leads to the usual grogginess and lousy mood that your experience in the mornings. Eating breakfast allows a spike in sugar which will then increase blood glucose levels to elevate both mood and physical capabilities of an individual ultimately.
According to research in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, skipping breakfast is tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases. It presented that people who never had breakfast had an 87% higher risk for cardiovascular death.
Some of the reasons you should eat breakfast…
-It kickstarts your metabolism and helps you burn calories throughout the day
-It boosts cognitive function, which leads to improvement of memory and concentration levels.
-It can elevate mood and overall happiness by lowering stress levels.
-It helps prevent diseases such as obesity, High blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes