There’s a saying, “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”. Most people don’t think breakfast as an important part of meal. Either they totally skip it, or have something which don’t really help your body to function well later that day. Whatever you eat in breakfast doesn’t have to be kingly, but it should be healthy and suffice for the boost of your metabolism.
Breakfast literally means breaking the fast because our body gets famished because it doesn’t get to eat for a long time since the dinner.
There are many reasons why you should never skip a breakfast.
Studies show that having a healthy breakfast improves your concentration and performance in the classroom and office. It increases your strength and endurance levels to engage in physical activities.
Breakfast helps to restore the levels of glucose in the body, an essential carbohydrate needed for the brain to function well. Eating breakfast can improve memory, lower stress levels and improves our mood.
There are studies that have shown how eating a healthy breakfast can reduce the risk of things like heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. That’s probably because it reduces the risk of gaining excessive weight, which is among the causes of all these problems.
Having a breakfast prevents weight gain. When we are asleep our body doesn’t burn as much calories. Then when we skip a meal till lunch, our body goes into survival mode and starts storing calories which creates fat and needless to say results in weight gain.
Significant research showing that you may be able to prevent diabetes by regularly eating a healthy breakfast. In a study conducted over a 10-year program, researchers found that people who regularly ate breakfast decreased their risk of diabetes by almost 30%. A possible explanation for this is that skipping breakfast can cause insulin resistance, which is a feature of Type 2 Diabetes.