The Importance of Breakfast

March 28, 2017

Do busy mornings have you feeling all over the place? You might forget your meeting notes on the way out the door but don’t forget your breakfast! Here are a few reasons why the most important meal of the day should be at the top of your morning to-do list:

  • Eating a healthy meal within the first two hours of waking up restores glucose, a carbohydrate vital to brain function.
  • Eating breakfast replenishes your low morning blood sugar, to allow your muscles to work optimally throughout the day.
  • Breakfast supplies the body with much-needed fuel after your daily mini fast between bedtime and morning.

Still not convinced breakfast is for champions? Here are a few negative effects of skipping this meal:

  • Not bothering with breakfast can raise “hunger hormones” in your body, leading you to overeat during your next meal.
  • Research shows that those who skip breakfast are 27% more likely to develop heart disease.
  • You’re more likely to reach for fatty snacks midday, which can result in weight gain.

Here are a few delicious—and quick—recipes for those crazy mornings:

Sun Butter, Banana & Chia Seed Toast from The Skinny Fork only requires four ingredients, a butter knife, and a toaster.

This hardy and savory Oatmeal with Cheddar and Fried Egg recipe from Healthy Nibbles and Bits is for bigger appetites. The oatmeal and fried egg take under ten minutes to prepare, and the fried egg can be replaced with poached, cooked medium, or even scrambled.

Don’t have time to sit and eat? Try this berry smoothie from Chef Savvy to enjoy on the go. Packed with vitamins and proteins, this smoothie is guaranteed to give your body the energy it needs all day long.

Looking for more healthy breakfast ideas? Book a consultation with NYHRC’s nutritionist, Alanna Cabrero.

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