Click edit button to change this text.You all must have heard the century-old phrase that says ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. But how many of you follow this? In an attempt to cut down our calorie intake and fulfilling our dream goal of being slim, a major proportion of us tend to skip breakfast, but this can have a negative impact on our health. There are so many reasons to add breakfast to your daily routine. Adding breakfast is a simple practice that can positively impact your energy, blood sugar level, weight and even your ability to focus and be productive. These benefits can be gained by adding a healthy breakfast, not one high in fat or sugar.
This is how Refraining from breakfast can affect you:
1. Brain Function- Breakfast is the most important tool for maintaining effective brain functioning. A study was conducted on a group of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 in two stages. In stage one, the group was allowed to have breakfast, and in the second stage, the group was asked to refrain from the morning meal. The results were interesting. The group, when on a breakfast regimen, showcased better accuracy in a visual search test, while lack of breakfast had negative results. While the study was conducted on adolescents, it can be conducted with adults too.
2. Energy level- If you struggle with a lack of energy during the day, you may be unintentionally causing this condition by skipping breakfast. Your brain and body need glucose to function effectively. After the long 6-8 hours sleep in the night, breakfast fuels your body so that you can start your day with energy.
3. Weight Maintenance- If you are on a weight loss plan and have a habit of skipping breakfast, give it a second thought. Skipping breakfast increases the craving for fatty foods. Plus, since your hunger will be quite intense, you end up eating whatever comes across you during the day. And, at times this can exceed your recommended daily calorie intake. Eating breakfast keeps you satisfied throughout the day.
4. Health Issues- If you skip breakfast, you may also be depriving your body of adequate nutrition. This causes a lot of health issues. Skipping meals causes a massive dip in sugar levels, which, triggers the release of hormones that could compensate for the low sugar levels. This increases the blood pressure levels, causing migraines and headaches. You need breakfast to give your metabolism leap. It is the first meal of any day you are providing your body with. According to various studies conducted on how important breakfast is, people who eat breakfast have a higher level of metabolism.
There are many more reasons why breakfast should not be skipped. So take that first meal of the day seriously and start your day with immense energy!