Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Breakfast really important to you

Normally, a lot of people are skipping breakfast or opting for only a drink of coffee. The truth is that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, and you will have a much more healthy diet if you include breakfast in your daily life.

Breakfast – Do you know the meaning?

Breakfast means - break fast. :-)

When you sleep, you are not eating for 6 to 9 hours at least and more if you haven’t eaten since dinner the night before. Therefore, breakfast is the first time you’ll be eating anything for a very long period of time. Some nutrients, like proteins, cannot be stored in the body and are therefore not present, so the body needs you to replenish the “low” levels of such nutrients. Breakfast is an important source of energy for your body in the morning.

Healthy Eating Breakfast:

Eating breakfast in the morning also helps you avoid some illnesses and disease.

1. Diabetes
Your sugar levels are probably out of whack from not eating for many hours, so having breakfast levels out the amount of sugars in your body, helping to prevent diabetes.

2. Obesity
Eating a healthy breakfast also helps you to provide food to your stomach so that you don’t overeat at lunch because you are so hungry. Overeating leads to obesity, this comes with a whole host of problems, including heart disease.

Healthy breakfast foods:

Healthy breakfast foods, like eggs, fruit, or bran cereal are also a good source of many of the vitamins and minerals a person needs during the day. If you don’t eat these things in the morning, it will be hard to make up for that loss later in the day. Remember that without the proper amounts of nutrients, you body will not function correctly. When you eat a healthy breakfast, it also makes you choose healthier foods during the rest of the day, so that you continue to get the proper nutrients needed for your body.


Setting aside 15 minutes in the morning to eat breakfast every day can truly make a great different in your diet.

In the best case, your breakfast will include foods from at least three different food groups.

For example, you can have whole grain toast (bread food group) with peanut butter (protein food group) and a banana (fruit food group). Top that off with a glass of milk to drink, and you’ve even hit a fourth food group. Even grabbing a single piece of fruit is better than skipping the meal completely.

Breakfast is important to your health!

Health is Wealth.


  1. You are so right. Taking care of yourself involves some very simple steps, like eating a good breakfast. Many of us dont give it importance till some ailment or the other starts bothering us.

    Great advice really!

  2. Thanks for your visit and comment. Health is wealth :-)

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