Breakfast provides the energy needed to start off the day right! A healthy breakfast consists of milk, bread, egg, fruits and cereals. Children who eat good breakfast perform better in school, pay more attention, are more creative, think and focus better and score higher on tests. Children who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight. Studies show that kids who skip breakfast lose up to a quarter of their daily intake of essential vitamins and minerals.
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR BODIES WHEN WE SKIP BREAKFAST?
When you skip breakfast, you condition yourself to feel fine but a close examination of your fasting mood would reveal that your level of energy is low. What happens is that you still need the energy after you wake up. Your body does not stop just after you go to sleep. It goes on breathing, digesting and pumping blood in your body. It constantly needs food and even if you not hungry early in the morning your body will still need the extra energy contained in a breakfast meal. Breakfast is more than an energy source. Breakfast is good for you because it provides glucose to your brain making you mentally efficient and alert. Breakfast gives you vital nutrients and vitamins, makes you slimmer by jump-starting your metabolism (how quickly your body burns energy) which is slow after relative inactivity at night.
WHY BREAKFAST IS GOOD FOR YOU
Almost everybody knows that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day.’ If it’s so good then how come many people skip breakfast? Fresh fruits and cereals are a healthier choice for breakfast, but you have to be mindful of the sugar contained in cereals. If you want to do something for yourself, you do it, and you can condition yourself to the habit of having breakfast a part of your life. Help children plan ahead. But whatever you do... Do have breakfast!