5 Surprising Benefits of Breakfast
We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what does that really mean? Here are some surprising facts about your first meal.
1) Eat Better All Day
People who eat a nutritious breakfast have been found to make healthier food choices all day long. Don’t forget the fat! I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is a good source of good fats like Omega-3 ALA.*
2) Fit Into Your Smarty Pants
Eating a nutritious breakfast can help your concentration and memory throughout the day. Feast on fluffy eggs: eggs contain choline, which helps boost brainpower. And those good fats we mentioned? They help with brain function, too!
3) Fuel Up
No matter what time of day you exercise, you need food to fuel your workout. Have a light breakfast before a morning workout that lasts an hour or less. Your metabolism should start running before your feet do! If you’re planning a long workout or want to exercise later in the day, make sure you get a larger balanced breakfast with protein, good fats, and complex carbs. Skip the fried and fatty foods and big portions of protein, all of which take hours to digest.
4) What the Heart Wants
A diet high in saturated fat puts you at risk for coronary heart disease. Eating a nutritious breakfast including more good unsaturated fats like those found in the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® is a nutritious way to start the day.
5) It Does A Body Good
It sounds obvious, but without eating breakfast, your body misses out on nutrients it needs to function, like fiber, vitamins and minerals. Also, nobody likes it when you get “hangry.”
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*Contains 295mg of omega-3 ALA per serving, which is 18% of the 1.6g daily value for ALA
** Butter contains 7 grams of saturated fat and 30 mg of cholesterol in one tablespoon. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® 45% vegetable oil spread contains 0 grams of trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 6g of fat (2g sat. fat, 0g trans fat) and 60 calories per serving.