We’ve all undoubtedly heard the old saying – ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day‘ and over the last few years numerous studies have attempted to prove (and oddly even disprove) this theory. Despite this being a phrase that we’ve heard throughout our lives many of us are still unaware of why breakfast is so important.
So we thought we’d help by breaking down a few of the benefits of eating breakfast:
Breakfast helps to boost energy
It’s pretty simple, the body gets its energy from food, so if you’re not eating you’re not refuelling. After a nights sleep it’s fair to say the body is almost running on empty and the right breakfast puts something in the tank to last you through the morning. Without eating breakfast, you can expect to start feeling sluggish especially if you’ve got a workout or some form of rigorous exercise planned for the morning.
Breakfast helps to improve mood
How does that Snickers advert go? “You’re not you when you’re hungry”. Well let’s just say scientific studies have proved this to be true! A 1999 study in the Journal of Physiology and Behaviour, found that those who ate breakfast were calmer and in a much better mood than those who didn’t. Having breakfast in the morning has been proven to make people of all ages less restless and less irritable.
Breakfast helps to improve concentration
The fact that eating breakfast can help improve concentration should come as no surprise (see point 1 on this list for example). Further to this, recent research has shown that eating a healthy breakfast – such as eggs, oats, yogurt or fruit, helps to keep blood sugar levels steady whilst also allowing for optimal cognitive function throughout the day.
Breakfast can help to prevent overeating later in the day
If you skip breakfast, chances are that by the time you get to lunch you’ll be pretty hungry. As a result of this, there is a strong likelihood that you’ll overeat in an effort to compensate for the meal you missed earlier. We’ve previously talked about the importance of eating smaller meals, whilst eating a heavy meal at lunch has been known to have a detrimental impact on your afternoon performance at work, whilst it can also be a key contributor to weight gain.
So, if you want to be in a better mood with much more energy and better concentration, whilst eating smaller balanced meals throughout the day – welcome breakfast into your life and embrace it with open arms!
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