Why Breakfast is the Most Essential Meal of the Day

A “fast” is a time period where you don’t eat or drink. Most often, people relate a “fast” to an extended period of time, where dedicated folk abstain from eating for compelling health or spiritual reasons. What you probably don’t realize is that by definition we “fast” every night when we sleep.

So why is breakfast so important you ask? Well, it’s when we break our “fast” and replenish our bodies of course!

It can be easy to forgo breakfast on a busy morning, but remember that breaking your nighttime fast can make all the difference in the day ahead of you! If you don’t have the time to cook something, we have plenty of easy on the go options to help kick start your day!

Here are just a few reasons why you should always make breakfast a priority.

  • 1. It improves cognitive function

  • Breakfast provides immediate fuel and nutrients to your body, so it’s no surprise that eating a healthy breakfast is beneficial for your brain. Breakfast restores glucose levels, which are carbohydrates needed for brain function. According to various studies, eating a good breakfast can improve concentration levels and overall mood, as well as memory!

  • 2. It increases energy levels

  • Depriving your body of food from dinner time until lunchtime the next day is not a smart move, and it ultimately has an effect on your energy levels. According to a study, eating a breakfast that is high in fiber and carbohydrates can help you feel less tired throughout the day. For an extra quick energy boost in the morning, try Boxtera’s Organic Super Green Energy Squares!

    3. It helps maintain healthy weight and metabolism 

    Eating breakfast can be the diet secret you’ve been searching for! According to a 2003 study, people who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be obese than those who ate a morning meal. By skipping breakfast your blood sugar drops, which leads to unhealthy cravings and increased calorie intake during lunch and dinner. Try Boxtera’s Cherry Almond Crunch (Granola) - it contains only 40 calories from fat and tastes superb!

    4. It’s good for your heart

    Making sure you replenish your body after a night of sleeping does more than keep you awake, it promotes a healthier heart. People who forgo breakfast usually have higher cholesterol level, which is a major risk for heart disease. Eating breakfast also prevents diabetes and lowers your blood pressure. Try adding some of Boxtera’son your morning oatmeal; nuts are full of fiber and Vitamin E known to promote healthier hearts!

    Making sure you replenish your body after a night of sleeping does more than keep you awake, it promotes a healthier heart. People who forgo breakfast usually have higher cholesterol level, which is a major risk for heart disease. Eating breakfast also prevents diabetes and lowers your blood pressure. Try adding some of

    Making sure you replenish your body after a night of sleeping does more than keep you awake, it promotes a healthier heart. People who forgo breakfast usually have higher cholesterol level, which is a major risk for heart disease. Eating breakfast also prevents diabetes and lowers your blood pressure. Try adding some of Boxtera’s Healthy Hiker on your morning oatmeal; nuts are full of fiber and Vitamin E known to promote healthier hearts!

    For more quick and easy breakfast options, stop by Boxtera’s snack shop. Be sure to take a look at the Organic Flax and Hemp Granola and Rye Bagel Chips! Happy snacking!

     

     


    Amanda Killingsworth
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