Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can give you a more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals whilst improving concentration and performance levels. Eating breakfast within one hour of getting up helps stop your body from storing as much fat.
Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fiber. The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals so try to include a portion of your daily five at breakfast, whether that be a banana or glass of fruit juice.
Breakfast can be good for waistline too, research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight and more likely to be within their ideal weight range compared with breakfast skippers. If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning compared to those who ate breakfast opting for more healthier options.
People who eat breakfast tend to have a lower risk of certain health conditions such as diabetes and heart conditions.