Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

We all grow up believing (and having it drilled into our brains!) that we will not thrive or be as healthy as we can be if we skip breakfast. ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ may be one of the most well-worn phrases in the universal parental handbook (if there was one).

Then we grow up, and along our journeys of wanting to maintain a healthy weight, we hear rumours that perhaps skipping a meal will result in eating less calories and subsequently assist in losing weight.

But, we should give our parents a little credit because it seems they may have been right all along.

Hundreds of scientific studies later, there are still conflicting views, however a few things do seem to be clear. Below are the reasons why we believe breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.

  1. We are (literally) breaking a fast as we do not eat all night.
  2. Protein in the morning curbs cravings later in the day.
  3. Breakfast can reduce our risk of diabetes and heart disease.
  4. Breakfast helps restore glucose levels which is an important carbohydrate needed by your brain in order to function optimally. Essentially, eating breakfast will keep our minds energised, assisting with better concentration throughout the day.
  5. Breakfast is a great meal to make a dent in your daily recommended fibre intake. Fibre boosts digestion and reduces your risk of high cholesterol.
  6. Eating Breakfast helps maintain a healthy weight by jump starting your metabolism.

Psst, once you decide breakfast is a go, we’ll be happy to welcome you at the Rockwell Café & Bar for a delicious bite!

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