By now, I’m sure you’ve heard people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, that might not stop you or million people around the world, from skipping breakfast or opting for only a drink of coffee. The reality is that breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, and you will have a much healthier diet if you include eating breakfast in your daily life.
There is an obvious reason why we call Breakfast—break fast. When you sleep, you are not eating for 7 to 9 hours at least, and more if you haven’t eaten since dinner the night before. Therefore, breakfast is the first time you’ll be eating anything for a very long period of time, thus breaking your fast. Some nutrients, like proteins, cannot be stored in the body so the body needs you to replenish the “low” levels of such nutrients. Breakfast is like the key that starts the engine. It is a very important source of energy to help kick start your energy for the day.
Eating breakfast in the morning also helps you avoid some illnesses. For example, your sugar levels are probably out of whack from not eating for many hours, so having breakfast evens out the amount of sugars in your body, helping to prevent diabetes. It is best not to eat high sugar foods early in the morning since that will have your insulin play the high and low game on you first picking you up thinking you are bursting with energy and then dropping you low leaving you sluggish. It is also taxing on your pancreas.
It is recommended to have one protein with your breakfast. So if you want to have your cereal, your muffin or your toast make sure you either have a piece of cheese or ham also or an egg. Your blood sugar levels will be more evened out and you will feel much better and “normal” cutting down on the chances of overeating at lunchtime. Eating breakfast that is healthy helps you provide food to your stomach so that you don’t overeat at lunch because you are too hungry.