Breakfast is often called the ‘’The most important meal of the day’’ and we couldn’t agree more. Breakfast provides many benefits to our overall well-being.
Why is having breakfast so important?
Many studies have shown that eating healthy breakfast is essential to our health and well-being. It can help with better weight management by kicking-start your metabolism, and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It also helps you burn calories throughout the day and gives you the energy you need to get things done.
Some people skip the morning meal because they’re rushing to do their daily routine which is a mistake. You need to consume more food before lunchtime. If you don’t eat breakfast, you may get so hungry later on that you snack on high-fat, high-sugar and unhealthy foods.
5 Benefits of having a breakfast
Research shows that people who regularly eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight or obese. Eating breakfast may help you manage your weight. Breaking the fast after a night's sleep gets your metabolism perking, and is one of the secrets to weight loss.
Consuming less food
Eating breakfast may reduce your hunger later in the day, which may make it easier to avoid overeating and only consume less food. Breakfast fills you up before you become really hungry, so you’re less likely to just grab whatever foods are nearby when hunger really strikes, especially unhealthy foods.
Better and healthy food choices
Eating breakfast helps you get on track to make healthy choices all day. People who eat breakfast tend to be more mindful of their diets.
A healthy breakfast refuels your body and replenishes the glycogen stores that supply your muscles with immediate energy. It also helps burn calories throughout the day and gives you the energy you need for the day.
Reduced the risk of illness
Study shows that eating breakfast can help enhance the immune system. A study in the Netherlands showed that eating a substantial breakfast boosts your body's gamma-interferon, a natural antiviral that directly activates immune cells. It also good with the heart, improve your skin and reduced the risk
If you don’t have enough time in the morning and whatever your reasons are, there are still ways that you can fit in breakfast.
● Prepare some quick and healthy breakfast foods the night before or on the weekend, such as zucchini slice, healthy muffins or overnight oats.
● Set your alarm for 20-30 minutes earlier than usual to give you time to have breakfast at home.
● Stop wasting your time scrolling in social media and use this time for breakfast instead.
● Prepare for the next day the night before to free up time in the morning to have breakfast.
Start your day great with a healthy breakfast!