A good, hearty breakfast sets the mood for your day and contributes to long-term health and wellbeing.
Consider this: The gap between dinner and breakfast is typically the longest your body goes without food. By morning, not only are you craving a yummy frittata, your body is already yearning for the essential macro and micronutrients it needs to function properly. So making the right breakfast choices - like choosing foods rich in nutrients and proteins - can jumpstart your day, keep hunger at bay, and contribute to the lifelong habits that keep us healthy and fit.
WHAT HAPPENS AT BREAKFAST DOESN’T STAY AT BREAKFAST.
After a healthy breakfast, you aren’t the only one who gets to work. So does your body. It responds by increasing blood sugar to absorb what you’ve eaten. Your pancreas produces insulin to circulate glucose into cells that make energy. And breakfast keeps this process stable, helping your body manage the right balance of glucose to keep your metabolism on track all day.
Skipping breakfast, however, leads to erratic dips and spikes in glucose, which boost unwanted hunger pangs that signal you to overeat. Over time, fluctuating levels can translate into unhealthy consequences.
Here are a few more reasons why eating breakfast gives our health a boost:
It’s heart smart. Eating breakfast enforces healthy habits and decreases the risk of heart disease stemming from obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Eggs in particular, are loaded with heart-healthy nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids.
It keeps you physical. Breakfast eaters have more energy and motivation to workout and stay active.
It keeps your brain on track. Your breakfast helps your attention span, concentration, memory, and ability to process and stay focused on tasks.
Every Freshly breakfast is packed with the healthy fats and protein your body needs to start the day right and keep you moving all day long. In the two minutes it’s taken you to read this, maybe a delicious breakfast is even awaiting you in your microwave right now! Yum.