When you were little, surely your mom was constantly repeating that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Every breakfast you skip is a mistake that concerns your health and your appearance as well. But why is breakfast so important? Here are the most compelling reasons why you should eat breakfast every day:
Improves your concentration, focus, and productivity
Breakfast not only supplies energy to your body, but it feeds your brain too. It has been proven that children who regularly eat breakfast perform better on tests at school, and adults are more productive at work. Eating in the morning improves your concentration and enhances the ability to focus. Perhaps you have found it is difficult to concentrate while your stomach is growling.
Increases our energy
People who start their day with breakfast have more energy and can withstand intense physical activity. This means that if you eat breakfast it is more likely to survive that hard aerobics class and to shape your body easier.
Improves the mood
People who eat breakfast increase the level of serotonin in the brain, resulting in a feeling of well-being. If you do not eat breakfast it is more likely that you will be irritable and anxious. Studies show that people who eat breakfast suffer less from anxiety, depression and hyperactivity.
Accelerates the metabolism
When you do not eat for a longer period (at night), the body begins to “think” that you are starving and stores more fat. Breakfast stimulates the metabolism and encourages the body to burn calories.
Controls the appetite
Although you may think that fasting in the morning will reduce the intake of calories and accelerate weight loss, the reality is that it is the wrong strategy. If you are hungry early in the day, you will be more prone to overeating later in the day.
Reduces the risk of diabetes
People who eat breakfast reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity or cardiovascular disease.
3 Ideas for a quick and healthy breakfast
You do not have time for a rich breakfast? Here are three quick suggestions to start your day healthy and energized:
- Oatmeal with milk. Mix oatmeal with milk and add a few thin slices of apple and raisins or dried cranberries
- Whole-wheat bread covered with peanut butter and an apple
- Hard boiled eggs, whole-wheat bread, and a banana