Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Breakfast
You may have heard numerous times that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because you are breaking a long fast when you wake up from your eight to ten hours of sleep. Whether you choose to believe this or not, you will never look at breakfast the same after discovering what can happen to your body when you skip it.
The type of breakfast you choose can affect your body, mood, and how you start your day. This means that you should eat a healthy breakfast even though you are advised to eat breakfast.
It is even advisable to consume a big glass of water when you wake up, before eating breakfast. In Ghana, street breakfasts abound, from Hausa porridge to waakye and tea, and these are all healthy and easy to get.
Here’s why you should never skip breakfast;
You put yourself at the risk of getting heart disease and other ailments.
Yes, you read that right. Refusing to break your fast in the morning can put your health at risk. Research has shown that people who usually skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged arteries, leading to life-threatening ailments like stroke and heart attacks.
A dietician at Texas children’s hospital found out that when you skip breakfast, you are at a “higher risk of type 2 diabetes, higher risk of diabetes due to insulin resistance and hormone regulation and increased risk for heart attacks and hypertension”. People who may already have a family history of these ailments should never skip breakfast, and people who are trying to lose weight should not skip breakfast.
Your memory becomes dull.
When you keep skipping breakfast, your memory becomes dull. You might not notice it initially, but as time goes on, you will realize that your brain is not working to capacity as before.
Eating breakfast every morning improves your memory, and it boosts your brain and enhances your sort term memory while reducing stress levels and restoring the body’s glucose levels. It boosts your energy as well. Breakfast has many effects on your general wellbeing, hence its importance.
When you wake up and do not feel like eating anything, you can drink some water and wait for an hour or less to eat something.
Your body doesn’t get essential nutrients.
Breakfast gives your body an excellent opportunity to get essential nutrients like fiber and vitamins. When you skip breakfast, you get less or none of these, which can affect your body in the long term.
Lacking some vitamins can affect cognitive function and disrupt your blood sugar level, which affects your mood significantly. That is why people who skip breakfast are usually in a foul mood every morning. You can even feel nausea and dizziness when you skip breakfast, especially when doing a job that requires you to stand for many hours.
Whenever you feel like skipping breakfast, remember the nutrients you deny your body and the long-term effects it can have on your health.
You cannot be productive when you skip breakfast.
You have already found out how skipping breakfast can alter your mood. No one can be very productive when they are in a bad mood, and eating breakfast in the morning improves your mood and concentration.
You are upbeat and ready to kick start your day. You become sluggish when you go to work without eating anything. Another fact is that when you continue to skip breakfast, you come used to it. You no longer feel hungry in the mornings. Your body adapts to this change, which can be very dangerous for your health.
Get your stomach moving.
Eating a healthy breakfast in the morning gets your stomach moving after many hours of proper activity. It will help with digestion later in the day and paves the way for healthy consumption of other meals of the day.
You are even able to burn more calories. You also avoid stomach problems like ulcers. Many ulcers develop from skipping breakfast for a long time, and prevention s always better than cure. When you wake up, drink a glass of water and eat breakfast to get your stomach moving and ready for the day.
You are probably convinced that breakfast, the first meal of the day, is essential because you would not want to be at the risk of getting a stroke or diabetes or losing your memory in the long term.
Do your body a favor by eating every morning. Avoid being sluggish and annoying every morning. Try eating and see how nice and kind you can be to others. It is important