All About Breakfast

By COURTNEY SALISBURY

You may be familiar with the cliche saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but do not overestimate this. There are countless benefits of consuming a healthy breakfast before starting your day. First off, eating breakfast will keep you full longer, avoiding eating excessive lunch throughout the day. It also boosts your metabolism, causing you to be able to burn more calories. For those attending school or work will have exceedingly better concentration throughout the day, which will help performance. Many people believe skipping breakfast will aid them in weight loss, where really it is the opposite. Studies show that those who skip breakfast have a great Body Mass Index and have a hard time burning calories throughout the day.

Studies show eating a healthy morning meal can keep your weight at a steady rate and sometimes decrease it, for you are not forcing yourself to overcompensate later. Additional studies show that breakfast eaters stay moving throughout the day due to their energy. Consumer Reports states, “Our research indicates that people who skip breakfast gain weight, which can lead to diabetes as well as high cholesterol and blood pressure—all of which can raise your risk of heart disease.” It is never too late to incorporate breakfast into your mornings for a healthier lifestyle!