All of us have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
But knowing this doesn’t stop an individual from skipping this meal or choosing to only have coffee.
Breakfast is a very significant meal of the day, and by eating breakfast first thing, will actually help your overall diet and eating habits.
Breakfast is appropriately named: break-fast, as we do not eat while we sleep, and 6 to 8 hours is a long time to go without food, and even longer if we had no meal the night before.
Therefore, your body is fasting, and upon raising the fast should be broken.
There are a number of nutrients, such as proteins, that can’t be stored in the body, and need to be replenished as soon as possible.
Breakfast is similar to a match that lights the fire. Eating is an essential source of energy that allows the body to function properly, both physical and mental.
Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast weigh less than those who don’t.
Not eating breakfast can lead to snacking several times before lunch and even overeating at lunch.
Usually the snacks are not nutrient dense, but rather non-nutritious.
Eating early in the day keeps us from “starvation eating” later on. But it also jump-starts your metabolism.
According to the Duke Diet & Fitness Center at Duke University Medical School, “When you don’t eat breakfast, you’re actually fasting 15 to 20 hours, so you’re not producing the enzymes needed to metabolize fat to lose weight.”
Overeating can lead to obesity, with other side effects, including cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes, too mention a few.
The gall-bladder is also affected. During the night the body repairs itself from the prior day.
The liver makes bile and stores it in the gall-bladder. By morning the gall-bladder is waiting for food to enter the stomach, so it can release the bile.
When this does not happen, morning after morning, the vile will soon calcify, and will become infected. With reoccurring infections the gall-bladder is removed.
Once the gall-bladder is gone, weight problems will set in.
By consuming a healthy breakfast, it results in us choosing healthier foods throughout the rest of the day, so you consistently obtain the proper nutrition that your body needs.
Setting aside 15 minutes in the morning to enjoy breakfast, can really make a big difference in your life, and how you feel.
Breakfast doesn’t need to be complicated.
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