Is Breakfast important?

Is breakfast REALLY the most important meal of the day?

  • Breakfast can be considered the best meal of the day for several reasons:

    • Breakfast can help replenish after the nights fast, giving your body fuel that contributes to revving the metabolism and potentially burning more calories; providing energy needed to make your muscles and brain work improving focus at work and school.
    • Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, and lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight.
    • Can reduce overeating and choosing unhealthy foods which can occur when a person becomes overly hungry and are unable to eat until the next meal time.
    • Breakfast foods can deliver good vitamins and minerals if choices include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean protein sources.

    When deciding to eat breakfast or skip, consider your choices. Some breakfast foods like pastries, doughnuts and high fat and high calorie breakfast sandwiches are not optimal and will not provide the benefits discussed above and often may lead to more calories and food intake. 

    Lastly, always consider the source of messages stating breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it may just be a breakfast product with interest in promoting this message. 

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