5 Surprising Benefits of Breakfast
We've all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But have you ever really thought about what that means? Just why is the first meal of the day the most important? Here are some surprising facts.
It can help you eat better all day.
People who eat a nutritious breakfast have been found to make healthier food choices throughout the day. Starting with a nutritious, protein-rich breakfast like fluffy scrambled eggs is a great way to keep your metabolism humming all day long.
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It can help boost concentration.
In the morning, after fasting while you sleep, your brain and body need the energy and nutrients from food to get you going. Eating a nutritious breakfast can have beneficial effects on your concentration and memory throughout the day. Another great reason to feast on fluffy eggs: eggs contain choline, which helps boost brain power!
It can help you get fit.
No matter what time of day you exercise, you need food to fuel your workout. Have a light breakfast before a morning workout — or if you're planning to exercise at night, eat a hearty breakfast to help you power through the day.
It can help maintain your heart health.
A high-saturated fat diet puts you at risk for coronary artery disease. Eating a nutritious breakfast including lean proteins with good fats (like eggs), low fat dairy, high fiber cereals, fruits and vegetable and vegetable oils such as those used to make soft spread margarines is a nutritious way to start the day. A balanced breakfast helps control hunger all morning so that you won't reach for high-saturated fat snacks and treats due to mid-morning hunger.
It helps you get the nutrients you need.
Without eating breakfast, it can be difficult for your body to get adequate nutrients, namely fiber and important vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function. Skip breakfast, and you could be missing out on important nutritional benefits.
*Vs. butter. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® 58% vegetable oil spread contains 8g of fat (2g sat. fat, 0g trans fat, 70 calories) per serving.