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8 Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast

All our lives, we've been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it's not the first time we neglected it due to our hasty mornings. While some of us have grown up used to this, others just can't do without breakfast, especially if they know the huge benefits it has for our health.

The importance of breakfast is actually explained in its very name: it breaks the fast between dinner and next big meal after sleep. For many of us, this "fast" can be as long as 12 hours, and this is a long stretch for our body. After reading the following informative benefits, you won't want to miss another breakfast again.


1. Breakfast boosts our energy 

There's no better way to start the day than nourishing your body with some essential vitamins and boost its energy levels. There are some super-foods that can do this wonderfully. Here are 3 you should reach for the most:

  • Eggs: Loaded with protein, amino acids and vitamin D, eggs make for a great source of energy. Add 1 or 2 to your breakfast meal for an ultimate burst of energy.
  •  Whole grains: Preparing bread, cereal or oatmeal for breakfast is a wise choice - these provide your body with fiber, which is crucial for heart and digestive tract health. Besides, taking these might also reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
  • Vitamin C: This is found in most fruit, especially in oranges, grapefruit and apples, which are also great for snacking on at breakfast time, whether solid or squeezed into juice.

2. It gives us sharper focus

Being hungry can be a great distraction for us, especially if we haven't eaten anything all morning. This would certainly be an obstacle during your morning classes, meetings, and work activities. Once you get thinking about food, or your tummy starts to grumble, you can't help but crave eating. Besides, when you have a satisfying breakfast, you are providing your brain with enough power to function properly, so it would be easier to concentrate throughout your morning.

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3. Breakfast reduces morning crankiness

Not having breakfast is the reason why so many people complain about their mornings. It's understandable - if you're skipping the most important meal of the day, you're likely to feel more cranky, grumpy, and unmotivated for the day ahead. This will in turn affect your performance during your morning tasks and your social interactions. Sustaining yourself with a good breakfast each morning will be beneficial both for yourself and for the people around you.


4. It boosts metabolism

Not only is our body close to starving by the time we're awake, our metabolism would have also slowed down. Jump starting your metabolism will enable the body to start burning calories at the beginning of the day, rather than after lunch. The best way to do this, of course, is to remember to have your breakfast.

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5. Starvation prevented

This is something important you shouldn't be overlooking about breakfast, especially if you're concerned about your figure. When you skip breakfast, your body can be misled into assuming that you're starving, and go into 'survival mode'. Here it would start to store calories and create fat in order to make up for the lack of nourishment you are to blame for. So, do your body a favor, and make breakfast a daily morning ritual.


6. It allows you to control your portions

Not satiating your hunger in the morning makes you long for food, and the further you resist it, the more likely you are to gorge during your next big meal. If you're looking to reduce your portions, balance out the food you're eating throughout your day sensibly. The key to that? You guessed it - provide yourself with a good morning meal.

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7. It helps lower the "bad" cholesterol

Skipping breakfast may stimulate the production of LDL cholesterol, which is considered to be the "bad" cholesterol. In this case, a chain reaction happens in your body: first, your metabolism slows down, fat is stored longer in your body, and you're likely to overeat at your next meal. This results in a rise in your LDL cholesterol levels.


8. Breakfast can be both healthy and delicious

Doesn't tasty food make us all happy? Kick-start your day with a meal that will charge your taste buds and please your appetite. The more it is balanced, the more enriched you will feel, making you feel all geared up to face the day. Don't only rely on ready-made products - while you're at it, you might as well make your meal as indulging and nutritious as possible. Embellish it with fresh fruit or some cooked delights such as sausages, crispy bacon, pancakes or omelets. This might require you to rise a little earlier - but trust me, it's all worth it on the long run - and now you know why!


H/T: symptomfind.com  

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