3 Awesome Reasons to Eat Breakfast!

Did you know that the real meaning of the word “breakfast” is to break the fast between dinner and breakfast? Pretty fitting right? Most people don’t realize how much time will pass between the last meal they had the day before and breakfast the next morning. It can be a full 12 hours! Fuel your body for the day by eating a nutritious breakfast. Here are the top reasons that eating breakfast will help your body feel great:

  1. Sharper Focus – You could be a student, mom, homemaker, or have a full-time job, but the most important thing you need is focus to complete your daily tasks! When our body is hungry, our brain is not fueled, and our focus can be thrown off.  Be focused, productive, and have more concentration throughout your day by eating breakfast. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more alert and have better problem-solving skills than those who don’t.
  2. Metabolism Boost – Metabolism slows overnight. To jumpstart that calorie-burn early, eat breakfast. According to nutritional studies, the “second meal effect” occurs when a biochemical shift happens in your body that helps control your blood sugar after lunch. In other words, what you eat for breakfast has a direct impact on how you feel after lunch, and eating a healthy breakfast means you’ll feel better in the afternoon.
  3. Major Boost to the Day – Filling your body with the best vitamins and nutrients you can is going to get you moving quickly! According to the Mayo Clinic, eating a proper breakfast restores depleted glycogen stores, which is the main way your body stores glucose for later use. In turn, your refueled glucose stores provide the energy you need for physical activities.

Common Breakfast foods that are nutritious:

Whole Grains – Think whole wheat bread, oatmeal and bran muffins. They contain fiber, help scrub your digestive tract, keep you full, and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Eggs – There are many benefits to eggs and they can be cooked many different ways. They are a great source of Vitamin D and help bones absorb calcium. They are full of protein and amino acids.

Fruit – Oranges, Grapefruits, Strawberries – all contain Vitamin C.

Be healthy, be active, eat breakfast!

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