by Mitchelle Uzorka
Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’, and for good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health.
Eating breakfast is important for all ages, especially for children and adolescents. It is observed that children who eat breakfast are more likely to have better concentration, problem-solving skills and eye-hand coordination. They may also be more alert and creative.
Some Advantages of a healthy breakfast includes;
• Have better concentration and be more productive throughout the morning :This may be due to replenishing glucose, the brain’s main energy source.
• Control their weight: Eating breakfast may reduce hunger later in the day and it may help eaters to avoid junk foods at later meals.
• Have more strength and endurance: People who eat breakfast, and thus have higher energy levels, may engage in more physical activity than many people who don’t eat breakfast.
• Have lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease: Research has shown that people who eat breakfast consume less dietary cholesterol than do people who don’t eat breakfast.
• Consume more vitamins and minerals and less fat and cholesterol during the day.Eating breakfast regularly may simply be an indicator of someone who adopts a low-calorie, low-fat diet.
Tips for healthy breakfast;
• Include an antioxidant source.
• Choose whole grains
• Keep the sweet stuff to a minimum
• Don’t forget about protein
• Make room for fruits and veggies