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The Big Deal About Breakfast

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

You wouldn’t try to drive your car without any gas, so, why would you make your body function without its fuel? Many people don’t realize the importance of breakfast; it really is the most important meal of your day!

After sleeping, your body is drained of its fuel sources, because it has fasted all night. In order to “wake” your body up, it must first be refueled. Breakfast gives your body the kick start it needs to function successfully all day long. By breaking up the word breakfast, you can find why it is such a critical meal; you need to break the fast. By not eating this meal, you are making yourself more tired and irritable.

The benefits of breakfast are just too good to pass up! It helps you perform and concentrate better throughout the day; you could boost your grades just by eating breakfast! Experts have also found that you will actually eat less during the day when you start your day this way, helping you to better maintain your weight. In addition, eating breakfast can speed up your metabolism, while skipping it encourages it to slow down. Why not help yourself by eating breakfast regularly?

As a busy person, there may seem like there is no time for breakfast in the morning; however, breakfast can be as simple as grabbing a banana and eating it on your way to class, work, or that special summer event. So, everyone should have time for breakfast! For those of you who don’t like breakfast foods, it’s okay to eat foods that aren’t traditionally eaten in the morning. Breakfast can be as quick and simple as you make it! Here are some tips for quick or non-traditional breakfast foods:

  • Fruit

  • Breakfast bars

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

  • Cereal in ready-to-eat bowls

  • Yogurt with granola, fruit or nuts

  • Bagel with jelly, peanut butter, or low-fat cream cheese

  • Trail mix (nuts, dark chocolate pieces, dried fruit, and anything else you like!)

  • Leftover foods like chicken or salad

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