An apple a day, keeps the doctor away, but if the doctor is cute, throw the apple away.
Am I joking? Nope, just trying to bacon structive.
You just laughed.
You’ve probably heard of this before, but it has always been and will always be true that this first meal of the day plays a very important role in our healthy lifestyle, physically and mentally. It can be hard to make breakfast so early in the morning, especially when you have to run to work or school. However, here are a few reasons why you should change your mind about skipping breakfast.
- Improves Concentration– Especially after the long ‘fasting’ overnight, your body is deprived of nutrition. However, a morning meal fuels your body and brain; it restores the blood glucose level to normal. Studies show that our body processes the nutrition (vitamins, minerals, and fibers) we ate in the morning throughout the day and this improves our concentration and productivity.
- Weight Loss (less fat and cholesterol intake) –Eating in the morning prevents you from binge eating. It prevents you from consuming more calories than you actually need. You don’t want those tiny creatures called calories in your closet sewing your clothes tighter and tighter every day, right? With overweight comes diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Cut the root of the serious health problems by eating breakfast every morning!
- Brightens Mood – Without breakfast, you will feel fatigue due to low carbohydrates level whilst if you had breakfast, you are more likely to be active due to a rise in the blood glucose levels. This helps build a positive self-image, which is why you are more likely to be successful in your endeavors.
- Metabolism – According to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, eating breakfast can increase your resting metabolism by up to 10 percent. With an increase in metabolism, your body is able to break down the food you eat, even when you’re doing nothing, that includes sleeping!
Convinced you to eat breakfast? You can start by planning to prepare a healthy breakfast. According to mayoclinic, a healthy breakfast includes: whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and fruits and vegetables. A combination of these ingredients packs a well balanced meal and makes you feel full for hours.