Why is Breakfast SO Important?

Healthy Nutritious BreakfastHere are 5 key reasons not to skip breakfast:
1. It kick starts our metabolism – speeding it up, and therefore burning calories rather than storing them.
2. It boosts our nutrient intake – breakfast eaters have a lower fat intake, a higher fiber intake, and significantly higher intakes of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, iron and magnesium.
3. It helps prevent binge eating – hunger will be better regulated and therefore less calories are consumed from unhealthy foods.
4. It improves our memory and concentration – people who eat a healthy breakfast concentrate better, are more efficient, and have improved mood, in comparison to those who skip breakfast.
5. Weight maintenance – those who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.

If you don’t eat breakfast every day, why not make it a new goal?



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One Response to Why is Breakfast SO Important?

  1. Janet says:

    I’m not usually hungry first thing in the morning. Though I do enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, I don’t usually feel like eating until several hours after I’m up. Should I be eating earlier in my morning routine, even if I’m not hungry?

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