Breakfast - its importance lies in the word itself. It`s the meal with which you break your fast after the last meal you had the day before. And this is just why gulping down a cup of coffee while scanning the morning paper is not enough.
A healthy breakfast is required to help you kick-start your day. Skipping it, on the other hand, can lead to long-term health hazards including convulsions in the stomach. It also fosters unhealthy eating habits, which can in turn invite other problems. Hereâ€™s how an interesting and tasty breakfast can keep you healthy.
Why you need breakfast
After a long night`s sleep, your blood sugar drops. Your body requires fuel to help it function normally. An early breakfast provides this energy and boosts your metabolism. Without it, your body will continue to crave for sugary and high calorie snacks (like fast foods, for instance), and may cause you to develop unhealthy eating habits.
Breakfast has an important effect on fitness, body composition and glucose in the blood. Missing out on breakfast means losing out the dayâ€™s vital nutrients which may not be consumed otherwise throughout the day.
Breakfast eaters are thus known to consume fewer calories, less saturated fat and cholesterol (all consumed in the choice of wrong foods) during the day than those who skip breakfast. Because the morning meal keeps them full for a longer period, they eat smaller meals, thereby reducing the risk of obesity and cardiovascular problems.
A carbohydrate-rich breakfast fuels the brain with glucose improves concentration, problem-solving and eye-hand coordination in children. It can also curb hunger-related minor headaches and stomach aches, leaving children energetic during school hours.