When you were young, probably your mother keeps on repeating that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although this sentence is embedded in your head, probably you often rush out the door in the morning without take something to eat, or you keep saying that skipping breakfast will save some calories, so you starve yourself until lunch.
Every skipping breakfast is a mistake that affects your health and your appearance.
But why is the breakfast so important? Here are the most compelling reasons why you should eat breakfast everyday.
- The breakfast improves your concentration, focus and productivity
Breakfast not only supplies energy to your body, but it feeds your brain too. It has been proven that children who regularly eat breakfast perform better on school tests, also adults are more productive at work.
If you’re staring at the screen of the monitor the whole morning, without achieving any task, then the reason for your barrenness perhaps lies in the fact that you started the day with two cups of coffee instead of a healthy meal.
Eating in the morning improves concentration and increases the ability to focus. Perhaps you have felt that it is difficult to concentrate while your stomach growls.
- The breakfast increases your energy
People who start their day with breakfast have more energy and they can stand intense physical activity. This means that if you eat your breakfast, it is more likely to survive a hard aerobics class so it’ll be easier to shape your body.
- The breakfast improves your mood
The people who eat breakfast increase the level of serotonin in the brain, resulting with a feeling of well-being. If you don’t eat breakfast, it is more likely to be irritable and anxious. The researches show that the people who eat breakfast suffer less from anxiety, depression and hyperactivity.
- The breakfast accelerates your metabolism
When you don’t eat a longer period (during the night), the body begins to “think” that you are starving and store more fat. Breakfast stimulates metabolism and encourages the body to burn calories.
- The breakfast controls your appetite
Although you may think that the morning starvation reduces the entering of calories and speed up the weight loss, the reality shows that it is a wrong strategy. If you’re starving early in the day, the studies show that later you’ll be more inclined to overeating. People who don’t eat breakfast are making bad and unhealthy food choices in the rest of the day.
- The breakfast reduces the risk of diabetes
The people who eat breakfast reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
3 ideas for healthy and quick breakfast…
You don’t have enough time for a large breakfast? Here are three quick suggestions to start the day healthy and energetic:
- Oatmeal with milk. Mix oat flakes with milk and add a few thin pieces of apple and raisins or dried cranberries.
- Whole-grain bread covered with peanut butter and apple.
- Hard-boiled eggs, whole-grain bread and a banana.