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Posted on 12-26-2015

Why Skipping the Most Important Meal of the Day Could Be Detrimental to Your Health

Author: Amanda Fuller

Did you know that people who eat breakfast are generally leaner, more energized 

and all around healthier? Perhaps you weren’t aware that people who eat 

breakfast also tend to have healthier cholesterol levels and even better 

concentration and memory? Eating breakfast has also been known to lower the 

risk of diabetes and heart disease. 

As you may have noticed, having breakfast every morning is very important. 

Having it within 2 hours of waking is even more ideal. Some may also refer to it as 

the ‘most important’ meal of the day. Without it, our bodies are basically running 

on empty. First thing in the morning, breakfast helps restore glucose levels and 

provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast. Research has shown 

that those who eat breakfast are less likely to become overweight. It has also 

been known to improve mood and lower stress levels. 

For children, eating breakfast is even more crucial. It can improve their behavior 

and has even been linked to good grades in some cases. Like any other organ, the 

brain needs energy to work at its best. Not only does it have long-term effects 

such as reducing obesity, regulating blood pressure, and lowering chances of 

developing heart disease and diabetes, but it is also a good excuse for people to 

get together. In children especially, it establishes good habits that they will 

hopefully carry with them through adulthood. They are less likely to skip meals as 

adults and it also helps to develop good eating habits. Not sure what to eat for 

breakfast? Try eating whole foods vs. processed foods. A combination of protein 

and fruits and veggies is a good start. Here are some options: 

  • Eggs
  • Oatmeal
  • Greek yogurt
  • Flaxseed
  • Almond Butter
  • Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas & grapefruit
  • Coffee & tea 
  • Juices such as orange & cranberry

We hope these tips have been helpful. If you’re already a breakfast lover, keep it 

up! And if you’re not, it’s never too late to rise and shine.

Please add a comment to Share your story and experience with Diet  and meal planning.

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-Dr. Ryan Curda

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