If you do not think eating a healthy breakfast is important for you, you are not alone. According to a recent study, about 31 million Americans report not having breakfast because they:
- are not hungry
- do not feel like eating
- are too busy
- do not have time.
According to experts, research has shown a lot of reasons to have a healthy breakfast, including weight control, better overall nutrition and improved health.
Weight control.Many studies show that people who eat a healthier breakfast tend to have a healthier weight than people who do not. This is true for children and teens, but there is enough evidence for adults, as well. It is not clear why, but experts think that if you eat a solid breakfast, especially one that contains lean protein (eggs), you will feel fuller and tend to eat less throughout the rest of the day. Others say it has to do with kick-starting the metabolism first thing in the morning.
Better overall nutrition.Studies show that people who eat breakfast tend to have an overall healthier diet than those who do not. This could be because there are so many healthy foods readily available for breakfast, such as fruit; eggs; low-sugar, high-fiber cereals; whole-grain breads; low-fat yogurt.
Clearly, there are many less-healthy choices as well, but choosing healthy foods in the morning does not take a lot of effort.
Improved health. A number of studies show a link between eating a healthy breakfast and better health outcomes. For example, in 2007 the ongoing Physicians Health Study found a lower risk of heart failure among people regularly eating whole-grain, high-fiber cereal.
Why Do Children Need a Healthy Breakfast?
Children especially need a good breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast are more able to focus and concentrate at school and tend to do better in math, reading and on standardized tests.
The evidence is strong, and that is why experts want everyone to “wake up” and enjoy a healthy breakfast.
Source : http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2012/08/a_healthy_breakfast_gets_you_g.html