Top 3 Benefits of Breakfast for Adults
Your mother was right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are three benefits of a healthy breakfast:
Breakfast gets the gut going for the day.
Studies show that people who begin the day with a balanced breakfast – protein, carbs, and fiber – tend to eat less junk food during the day. This makes sense since a healthy breakfast sort of talks to the body and tells it how to eat for the rest of the day. A person eating a veggie omelet and whole-grain toast instead of coffee and a doughnut will actually send a healthy message to the brain and gut about the food to expect for the rest of the day.
Breakfast jump-starts your brain.
Breaking your fast revs up your metabolism, which perks up your body and brain, preparing them for the day. Start your day smart. Feed those neurotransmitters, the neurochemical messengers that rev up your brain and steady your moods. Eat a healthy, balanced breakfast, and you’ll feel energized and relaxed.
Breakfast keeps you lean.
You may think that skipping breakfast will help you lose weight. Wrong! It’s just the opposite. Studies show that breakfast eaters tend to be leaner than breakfast skippers, because by “front-loading” they prepare their bodies for the rest of the day. In a study comparing breakfast skippers to breakfast eaters, the skippers ate more food during the day, gained more weight, and generally had a higher incidence of heart disease, various “-itis” illnesses, and diabetes.
Healthy Breakfast Recipe Ideas
Need some inspiration for healthy breakfasts? Try these seven healthy breakfast recipes!
Monday – Fruity French Toast
Tuesday – Egg Sandwich with Spinach and Tomato
Wednesday – Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
Thursday – The Tastiest, Healthiest, Most Awesome Oatmeal
Friday – Bird in a Nest
Saturday – Cinnamon Apple or Blueberry Pancakes
Sunday – Yummy Yogurt Parfait