The importance of breakfast

Sarah Claus (TheLorian)

It’s no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what exactly makes breakfast so important? Many people skip their morning meal in order to rush out the door, which is a mistake. Skipping breakfast can leave you feeling more tired, and cause you to overeat later in the day.

Many studies have connected eating breakfast to better health. This includes improved concentration and memory, which can benefit every college student. Eating breakfast is also linked to decreased chances of heart disease, diabetes, and being overweight. Breakfast also jump-starts your metabolism, burning more calories throughout the day, not to mention it provides the energy you need (WebMD).

When you skip such an important meal, it throws off your body’s eating and fasting rhythm. Breakfast replenishes the blood sugar needed so your muscles and brain can operate at their best. However important breakfast is, eating right as you wake doesn’t always sound appealing to everyone. According to registered dietician Andrea Dunn, breakfast can be different for everyone. Dunn suggests listening to your hunger cues in order to know the importance of breakfast for you. For some, it’s more beneficial to delay breakfast for a couple hours after they wake (Cleveland Clinic).

In the end, it doesn’t matter when you eat breakfast, as long as you do.

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