Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet many people skip the meal because of lack of time, preparation or even appetite compels to the skip the meal.
Breakfast starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day.
Breakfast gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school or with daily routines. When you wake up, your energy level is usually low. Breakfast helps to replenish it. If your body doesn’t get the fuel from food, you are more likely to overeat later in the day.
Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, and lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight.
A healthy breakfast also gives you a chance to consume some vitamins and nutrients from foods like dairy, grains and fruits.
If you are on a weight loss routine, you may think that skipping breakfast could help decrease your intake. However, if you miss the morning meal, you may end up being even hungrier by lunch and eat unhealthy food or overeat to satiate yourself. Even if you manage to curb that, the habit can lead to inflammation within the body.