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5 Reasons to Eat Breakfast

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. People who eat breakfast consume more vitamins and minerals over the course of a day, and they eat less fat and cholesterol as well. The reason for this remains unclear, but one study claims that the frequency of daily eating is associated with consuming more favorable nutrients and fewer less favorable nutrients, such as dietary cholesterol.
  2. Breakfast eaters have better concentration and are more productive throughout the morning. Researchers believe this is due to replenishing glucose, the brain's main energy source.

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  3. Eating breakfast helps people maintain their weight. Researchers speculate that eating breakfast may reduce hunger later in the day, or that it may cause eaters to choose less-dense foods at later meals or that eating breakfast regularly may simply be an indicator of someone who adopts a low-calorie, low-fat diet.
  4. Athletes who skip breakfast train less effectively. People who eat breakfast have higher energy levels and may engage in more physical activity.
  5. Breakfast eaters have lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease this is probably because they eat less cholesterol (see reason #1).

So, what did you have for breakfast today? Tell me in the comments section below.


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joannabanana88 joannabanana88 9 years
I usually eat either a hard boiled egg with a little salt, or some scrambled eggs with salt & pepper. Then, I always have a banana with crunchy peanut butter and a cup of green tea...yum!
ReRe ReRe 9 years
I guess I should start eating breakfast, huh? I don't usually have that much appetite early in the morning.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
woohoo :D
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 10 years
I always eat breakfast but it doesn't keep me full for long. I get hungry 2 hours later and have to have a snack. I like to eat oatmeal or shredded wheat with fruit for breakfast. Gives me lots of fiber!
chibarosa chibarosa 10 years
Every weekday morning I have fruit with fat free cottage cheese. This morning I had a peach with FFCC. On weekends I'll have something different, like eggs and toast, oatmeal, or maybe a biscuit with honey.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
i always eat breakfast in the morning. without it i can barley function
EML13 EML13 10 years
Activia yogurt mixed with strawberries, blueberries, and Special K Protein cereal for crunch ... delish!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
eggs. every morning. I also have tea, seems like I need something warm to get me going. GeorgiaCharlotte: I feel for you! I had my wisdom teeth out a few years ago, but recently found out that I'm growing another set! This is pretty rare and Im going to have to have them removed again :P.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 10 years
I used to eat oatmeal with some honey nut cheerios mixed in for crunch EVERY morning, but since I got a full time job I just can't wait for it to cool down, so I usually have a bowl of honey nut cheerios with low fat milk for my fiber.
llendril llendril 10 years
and wow. the girl in the photo for this post is beautiful.
llendril llendril 10 years
nonfat vanilla yogurt with wheat germ and flax seed mixed in
emlod10 emlod10 10 years
1/2 cup all bran, 4 oz light & fit yogurt with fresh blueberries!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 10 years
Had some oatmeal...good for the heart!
smarler smarler 10 years
This morning, I had a bowl of shredded wheat with milk. I love my breakfast cereals with a passion!
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 10 years
I'm such a big fan of breakfast. I will NEVER miss breakfast :)
cereal_please cereal_please 10 years
i seriously can't function unless i eat breakfast right after i wake up. i had a bowl of maple and brown sugar oatmeal, one banana, and a glass of 1% milk.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
This morning I had a multi-grain english muffin with strawberry preserves. I try to switch it up between the english muffin and oatmeal with fruit slices in just depends on how much time I have in the morning :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
i had a bowl of grape nuts! yum! but in about an hour, i'll be hungry again. i can't go longer than 4 or 5 hours without eating.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 10 years
I usually eat some type of cold cereal such as Special K (red berries or fruit n yogurt) or Smart Start with 1% milk. On weekends, I like to splurge on breakfast and eat a bagel/creamccheese, or omelette, or pancakes, or waffles, etc.
machula machula 10 years
i used to eat breakfast when i was younger, and with the time, i skipped it completely, later replaced it by one youghurt, but i am am aware that i should also take a few minutes and have a cup of tea. i am working on it and am looking forward to finding a few minutes for my all time favorite toast with jam and tea. i have already bought a new toaster :)
millarci millarci 10 years
That sounds awesome, clarient. I'll have to buy that the next time I'm at the store. :)
ash_marisa ash_marisa 10 years
swiss oatmeal, and if you've ever been to corner bakery in chicago, you would drool too
sc-cutie sc-cutie 10 years
I bring my oatmeal to work and make it here...I usually don't get hungry until about 9am or so...
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