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The Importance of Eating a Healthy Breakfast

Category(ies): Student Life, Health and Wellness

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A healthy breakfast is essential for starting the day off right. The meal is often described as the most important meal of the day. However, many people rush through their morning routines and avoid preparing breakfast. Students, especially, may want to get a few extra minutes of sleep or prepare for their upcoming classes.

At the Harris School, we know that if our students skip breakfast, they could skip out on essential nutrients and benefits that can improve their day. Here are five reasons to eat a healthy breakfast each day.

1. Improve your performance

Your body becomes dehydrated after sleeping all night. Reenergize yourself with a healthy breakfast. You could see the improved benefits on your performance at work or school. When you eat breakfast, it gives your body essential nutrients to perform. A Food Research and Action Center study shows that students who eat breakfast perform better on tests and when studying reading or math. You can also see the cognitive benefits of speed, concentration, and problem-solving skills. You could do better in your academic career if your eat breakfast in the morning.

2. Benefit your skin

The American Dietician Association says that eggs, lean proteins (like turkey), and fruits are essential to a nutritious breakfast. These ingredients are packed with vitamins A and D. They also contain the essential nutrient, lutein, which helps maintain healthy skin. Take a few minutes to fry an egg or throw some fruit in your cereal. If you feel too busy in the morning, prepare a bowl of fruit or a hard-boiled egg the night before. Grab it on the way out the door.

3. Weight gain prevention

Don’t skip breakfast to avoid calories. Studies show that eating a healthy morning meal helps prevent further weight gain. Avoid overindulging in high-calorie foods throughout the day. Breakfast also provides you with essential nutrients that can be stored into energy so you can feel productive for the rest of the day.

4. Energy

Energy is essential for your brain and body to work properly. You may feel slow and sheepish when you awake in the morning with low blood sugar. The American Deictic Association says that a healthy breakfast should include lean proteins (eggs, turkey sausage, grilled chicken), fruits, whole grains, and some vegetables will provide you with the most energy and dietary benefits. Ingredients with vitamin C, like berries and oranges, helps your brain signals function so that you’re more alert. Plus, your memory patterns will improve.

5. Feel happier

Going for a breakfast that is high in carbohydrates like oatmeal can drastically improve your mood in the morning. When you sleep for eight hours or more, your body loses nutrients and we can become irritable when we wake up. When you supply your body with the energy it needs, you feel more satisfied and happy throughout the day. You’re supplied with the essential nutrients that kick start your mind so you can start your day with a good attitude.

Eating a healthy breakfast of essential nutrients can help you improve your overall health, well-being, and even help you do better in school or work. It’s worth it to get up a few minutes earlier and throw together a quick breakfast. You’ll be provided with the energy to start your day off right.

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The article was provided by The Harris School of Business. Our blog provides health and wellness advice, student tips, and career-related articles. We provide numerous career training courses at our campuses in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Contact us today for more information on our training programs!