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5 Benefits of Eating Breakfast

5 Benefits of Eating Breakfast

Your mum probably told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, and while she might not have always been right, this time she has some pretty solid scientific research to back her up! Breakfast is the meal that fuels your body for optimal performance. Starting your day with a high quality meal sets you up to continue that trend throughout the day. Below are the 5 most important reasons why we believe you should never miss breakfast again

1. Increased Energy
We would all like a little more energy given the choice, and eating breakfast is a simple, yet effective method for achieving this. After a full nights sleep, our digestive system is empty and so the process of absorption has been halted. This means we’re running off our bodily stores, and our body and brain are demanding fresh fuel. Consuming a breakfast full of complex (slow releasing) carbohydrates will provide you with a slow release of energy throughout your morning.

2. Suppresses Appetite
Eating breakfast increases leptin levels in the body. Leptin is also referred to as the "satiety hormone" or the "starvation hormone” as it reduces hunger. Foods that are particularly high in leptin include oats, eggs, yogurt, lean meats and even green tea. In conclusion, eating a healthy breakfast will help you avoid any unwanted tummy rumbling mid morning and prevent the lunch time binge at Greggs!

3. Metabolic Boost
It is typical that after a good night's sleep, our metabolism slows down. This is due to the body being is a state of rest, and all food consumed throughout the day has already been broken down and absorbed. Breakfast has a similar effect on our metabolic system, as coffee has on our brain, allowing it to boost the calorie burning process for the day.   

4. Improves Productivity
Whether in the office or the gym, your mind needs to be razor sharp if you’re aiming to be successful. The last thing you want to be thinking is how hungry you are mid morning, especially when your boss is dumping a load of work on your desk! Having breakfast every morning has been proven to improve your cognitive function, and aid in concentration and memory throughout the daily grind.

5. Helps Decrease Bad Cholesterol
Eating a healthy balanced breakfast every morning can help reduce your cholesterol, specifically your LDL chloesterol, also known as the "bad" cholesterol. This occurs through a series of events, many of which are listed above. Ultimately, if you consume a healthy breakfast you’re less likely to be overweight and have excessive body fat, which in turn lowers cholesterol. In addition, studies indicate a lower risk of diabetes and heart disease in people who eat breakfast.

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