Breakfast: Is it the most Important Meal

Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school. Those are just a few reasons why it’s the most important meal of the day.

What’s more important is that you’re eating whole foods packed with vitamins and nutrients that will fuel you throughout the day, whether or not you start eating in the morning.

Benefits of Breakfast

Ultimately, whether or not you should skip breakfast comes down to your goals. For instance, eating breakfast is associated with benefits like: 

  • Weight loss: It has been observed that a large breakfast and small dinner compared to a small breakfast and large dinner helps in better weight loss
  • healthy weight: Research on Japanese men and women found that those who skipped breakfast were more likely to gain weight and be obese.
  • Stable blood sugar levels: It has been found that those who skipped breakfast had higher HbA1 levels and more variable blood sugar levels. 
  • Lower risk of Illnesses: People who ate breakfast were less likely to die from cardiovascular illness over 23 years of follow-up.
  • Better performance in daily tasks: Eating breakfast offers a slight advantage on cognitive function, including memory.

You don’t need to eat a big meal for breakfast, but it’s a good idea to have something small within an hour of waking up. Your best bet is a mix of foods that have carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Carbs will give you energy right away, and the protein will give it to you later on and fiber keeps you feeling full.


Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.