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Top Reasons Not To Skip Your Breakfast

Skipping breakfast carries many health risks. Eating breakfast should be your priority every day, even when there is time constraint or weight concern.

Exercise & Fitness By Himanshu Sharma / Jul 05, 2014

The Many Benefits of a Morning Meal

Studies suggest that despite of being aware of how important a breakfast is, many people skip it. And, one of the common excuses that they make is that of being busy and this leaves them with little time to eat breakfast. Eating breakfast should be a priority every day even when there is time constraint or weight concern.

Why Do we Need Breakfast?

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Research says that it actually is; breakfast not only sets the tone for the day but ensures that you stay healthyin the long-term. Breakfast kickstarts the metabolism and provides necessary energy for the body to function. If you skip breakfast, your body's processes will suffer.

Makes you Less Grumpy and More Active

Skipping breakfast will make you feel weak and sluggish in the morning. On the other hand, a nutritious breakfast will provide energy that you need to get through your day. When you have something that has fibre, vitamin C and vitamin D in the morning, your energy levels stay loaded even after hours without food.

Keeps your Weight Under Control

If you’re thinking that skipping breakfast is a good way to lose weight, think again. Studies have found that those who skip breakfast on a regular basis are more likely to be overweight than those who eat it everyday. This is because when you skip breakfast, you are much more likely to overeat later. Besides, you encourage your body to store calories when you skip breakfast.

Boosts your Ability to Concentrate

When you have had something, it will be much easier for you to focus on work or school. On the other hand, you will find it difficult to focus when you skip breakfast. Without food in your body, all you would be distracted by at work or school is food.

Ups Metabolic Rate

Breakfast boosts metabolic rate; hours of not eating food can make the metabolic rate really low. Breakfast gets the metabolism going and leads to increased calories burned during the day. This can help those trying to lose weight.

Lowers your LDL Cholesterol Levels

Research suggests that eating breakfast regularly can help lower LDL cholesterol. If you skip breakfast, your LDL cholesterol (the "bad" type of cholesterol) builds up in your arteries and can lead to heart conditions.

All-round Health

A study presented at the American Heart Association's annual conference suggests that not only are breakfast-eaters less likely to be obese, they will also be healthier. They have good blood sugar levels and less likelihood of succumbing to illnesses.

Make Time for Breakfast

Breakfast-eaters consume healthy breakfast-time foods like oatmeal, eggs, and whole grain cereals. There are many other reasons why you should indulge in your first meal of the day. Why put your health on the backseat?


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