The Importance of Breakfast

By: Hannah O. Hour: 5

The Most Important Meal of the Day: Breakfast

Your mother was right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? Most people think "It's ok, I'll eat later", or "I'm not hungry in the morning", or even "I'm trying to lose weight, so I'll skip breakfast today". Most of these people don't realize the harm they are putting their body in and the advantages that breakfast provides. For example, you wouldn't drive a car without fuel, so why would you use your body without the energy food provides? Food provides energy for the day, and tides you over until lunch time. When you wake up in the morning after your body has been in recovery mode, your glucose levels are low, and a healthy breakfast is a necessity.


There have been a few healthy advances in breakfast over time. Food companies are required to have a nutrition label for the food they sell, which is good for people interested in a healthy breakfast, and it lets you know what is in the food you are consuming. You can examine the food label and see if that food item is high in fiber, grains, or protein. Remember though that eating something is better then no breakfast at all. Many places are making healthier breakfast food options. For example, restaurants such as Mcdonalds have oatmeal as an option on the menu. Subway offers whole grain wheat bread for customers. Panera and Starbucks have drinks that can be ordered light, or with reduced fat in the milk. Since America's population is more obese then ever, restaurants have cut back on the fatty foods and there is now healthier options. Pretty much anywhere you go to eat has salad as an option that you can order.

Hannah O. Hour 5