December 1, 2021

Why is breakfast important?

Why is breakfast important?

Are you one of those people whose routine excludes breakfast? Do you think it is better not to eat anything before leaving the house if it means sleeping 20 more minutes?

Maybe it’s time for you to rethink how you start the day, since your mom was right and… breakfast is the most important meal of the day!


According to various specialists, between 20 and 25% of the nutrients that the body requires to function throughout the day are ingested at breakfast . In addition, you must remember that when you wake up, your body already has a fast for 8 to 10 hours, during which time your metabolism performed vital functions that involved energy wasting. Hence, your body needs to receive food to “start” again.

If you skip breakfast, your body receives the signal to save energy, so it stresses and releases substances that force it to slow down and store calories.

To try to operate normally, your metabolism will draw energy reserves from muscle mass, which will cause you to feel generally unwell. In these cases, it is normal to have a headache, fatigue, sleep, bad mood, constipation and even malnutrition.

Benefits of having breakfast

  • Weight control . People who eat breakfast have a lower tendency to gain weight, since they distribute their caloric intake over four or five meals
  • Physical and intellectual performance. Skipping breakfast reduces insulin production and increases cortisol and catecholamines, among other substances, to keep glucose levels acceptable. These hormonal changes alter behavior and negatively influence physical and intellectual performance.
  • Nutrients  Breakfast contributes significantly to the daily intake of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber.

To obtain these benefits you cannot eat anything, breakfast must be balanced. Specialists recommend including dairy products, cereals and fruits, as well as some meat derivatives (sausages) and sweets, in moderate quantities.

If you lack reasons to encourage breakfast, keep in mind that successful people consider breakfast an important part of the routine that has led them to be prominent figures.

Eating breakfast is not swallowing anything so that your body receives food, but rather giving yourself the necessary time to taste the food and interact with other people.

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