You have most probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it actually is! Let’s see why…
Breakfast boosts your energy levels
No matter what you do for a living and what your agenda is today, you need energy. Eating a healthy breakfast can really help you get the most of your day. Good amounts of whole grains, protein, fiber and good fats boost your body and mind with energy that keeps you going. Try eggs, avocados, whole-wheat toasts or yogurt and kick-start your day.
Breakfast is healthy
No, breakfast is VERY healthy. Getting the right nutrients in the morning is critical to the production and maintenance of infection-fighting cells that support your immune system.
A study carried out at Cardiff University, Wales found that eating breakfast lowers the risk of catching colds and flu. A study done by a Harvard research team shows that women who skip breakfast occasionally are more likely to develop diabetes. Having a good breakfast after sleeping and being in fasting mode will keep your insulin levels stable and diabetes away. Another Harvard study among adult men shows that those who regularly eat breakfast are much less likely to have heart diseases.
A high-quality breakfast can immensely improve both your physical and mental health. It reactivates your metabolism and reduces the risk of many diseases.
Breakfast helps you lose weight
After over 10 years of following up, a study among men shows that those who ate breakfast regularly were less likely to gain weight than the breakfast skippers. The National Institute of Medicine notes that eating breakfast is important for regulating your appetite during the rest of the day. It simply prevents you from overeating later on.
Regular breakfast eaters also tend to have better diets with more essential vitamins and minerals. Having a healthy meal in the morning high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein can keep you satiated for long hours ahead.
Breakfast improves your intellectual performance
Many studies have indicated that having a good breakfast could be connected to certain brain benefits. It is known to improve your ability to concentrate and learn, regardless of your age.
A reasonable and healthy breakfast regulates your blood sugar levels. Blood sugar levels are usually low in the morning after sleep and a meal that features whole grains, proteins and high-fiber foods will sustain the steady blood glucose levels that your brain needs in order to perform better.
A breakfast can also improve your mood and help you reduce anxiety.
Breakfast improves your athletic performance
Scientists in England have found that eating breakfast releases certain signals into your blood stream and indicate that you have more energy available. This is actually motivating people to naturally become more active.
Have breakfast together with your family and improve your relationship
Last but not least, breakfast can be a great reason for you to spend some more time with your family and improve your relationship.
We usually try to do this later when we get home from work, but let’s be honest – we are often too tired and stressed after the busy day. Why not do it in the morning when everyone is still fresh?
Get up just 15 minutes earlier, enjoy a satisfying and healthy breakfast, have a good laugh and spend some time with your loved ones tomorrow morning. Trust us, it is amazing!
If you are in Santa Monica and you need a good breakfast, check what we have for you here and come to visit us or order online. We will be glad to give you some more energy for a better day!
See you soon in Bread & Porridge!