The Importance of Breakfast


Tessa Johnson, Writer

Statistics are in and studies have linked that benefits of breakfast include: good health, better memory and concentration along with lowered cholesterol, and less of a chance of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism gives you energy and helps you focus. Skipping breakfast can throw off your body’s rhythm of fasting and eating. When you wake up, the blood sugar your body needs to make your brain and muscles work at their best is usually low and breakfast helps replenish it.

Breakfast also gives you nutrients and vitamins that your body needs from healthy foods like dairy, fruits, and grains. If you don’t eat it, your body may not get all of the nutrients that it needs. Studies say that people who eat breakfast are thinner than those who don’t. That may be because eating foods with protein and fiber in the mornings keep your appetite normal for the rest of the day. That may keep you from eating high-fat or high-sugary foods later in the day.

Kids who don’t eat in the mornings have a harder time focusing, they may become cranky or restless, and not only will their mood suffer but their school work will too. The best breakfast options are foods that have carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Carbs give you energy right away, and protein gives you energy later on. Fiber keeps you feeling full.