Breakfast is the first meal of the day. It is literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours spent sleeping. Many people skip breakfast because they’re not just hungry or they’re rushing off to work and there isn’t enough time.
A lot of research have been conducted around breakfast, and many nutritionists and scientists agree that taking breakfast comes with benefits. What are these benefits?
Breakfast helps to restore glucose levels in the body. Glucose is an essential carbohydrate needed for brain function.
When we sleep, our metabolism slows down. The best way to jump start it is to do right with a healthy breakfast. This will allow the body burn through calories from the beginning of the say, rather than in the middle after eating lunch.
Nutritionists say that breakfast helps balance concentration and improve memory. It is easier to focus during the day when one has started off with a meal. But when breakfast gets skipped, it’s hard not to think about anything else but food, especially with a noisy stomach that needs to be fed.
Studies show that there’s a link between consuming breakfast and a lower incidence of being obese. People that eat breakfast consume less calories throughout the day.
Eating in the morning can help to plan out meals for the rest of the day. Doing so means you won’t feel the need to binge eat unnecessary or unhealthy snacks for the rest of the day.
Consuming breakfast has a positive effect on cortisol, which is one of the primary stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands in the body. Cortisol has many functions including helping the body use sugar and managing stress.
Breakfast generally allows one to refuel and have the adequate amount of energy to carry on with the day’s task.