With all the recent hype over the great breakfast war of 2014 from companies like Taco Bell and McDonald’s, it got me thinking these companies may actually be on to something. Our parents always said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it looks like they were right, again.
So what makes breakfast such a big deal? Well, first of all it’s delicious. Breakfast foods are amazing. I mean seriously, who can say no to bacon and doughnuts? But in order for breakfast to truly make your life better you have to maintain a balance between healthy foods and those that taste yummy but may not be so good for you. Things like French toast and waffles everyday just aren’t the kind of foods that fuel your fire.
Aside from breakfast tasting so good, a healthy meal in the morning guarantees that your brain has what it needs to get up and go. Have you ever heard of brain food? That’s breakfast. Scientists have proven that people who eat a healthy, balanced morning meal are able to stay focused and concentrate better throughout the day.
Think about it like this – would a car run without gas? Well, neither your brain nor your body is able to perform at its best without a good source of fuel. Without that fuel our bodies wouldn’t be able to produce the energy we need to function and that’s no good for anyone.
Studies also show that fueling up in the morning helps us avoid unnecessary snacking and overeating throughout the day. People who skip breakfast are actually more likely to gain weight. But that’s not all, that plate full of deliciousness has another benefit, it also helps to boost your mood. I don’t know about you, but when I am hungry I am someone you want to steer clear of. Hunger can naturally trigger mood swings and irritability and when you’re hangry (hungry + angry) it doesn’t just effect you, it has an impact on everyone around you. So do yourself and your neighbors a favor and eat breakfast.
By giving your mind and body the proper nourishment they need to run, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to make the most of your day, whether it’s spent working, going to school or looking for the job that’s right for you.