You’ve all heard it before- breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And I’m here to tell you that yes, it is indeed. But why?!
Most people realize that this meal is important, but most of these people don’t have a clue as to why. Breakfast is important for many reasons. It gives your body a much needed fuel after a nights sleep. A healthy breakfast gives you energy and helps to kick-starts your metabolism, which can help with weight loss. Missing breakfast may also increases your chances of overeating later in the day on not-so-healthy foods.
For kids, studies suggest that eating breakfast helps to improve memory, enhance test grades, improve school attendance and improve behaviour! If a child skips breakfast, he or she will struggle to make up for the nutrients missed throughout the rest of the day. What’s more is that people who eat breakfast (both kids and adults) are able to maintain healthier weights.
Sometimes busy schedules can throw off routines and a good breakfast may get delayed or missed all together. A good breakfast should include protein-rich foods such as milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese or peanut butter, a whole grain food such as whole grain toast, cereal, an English muffin or a bagel, and some fruit and/or veggies.
Bottom line? Don’t be a breakfast-skipper. Get in the habit of having something to eat first thing in the morning. Before you know it, your body will ask for it (by being hungry) when you wake up. That’s a good thing:)
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Did you know that we provide one on one nutrition counselling services for families? If this is something you’d like to learn more about, check out our The Centre For Family Nutrition page.