The Importance of Breakfast

Do you have a habit of skipping breakfast? In the hustle of our daily lives, many of us consider the most important meal of the day to be expendable. While we understand that getting to work on time is a high priority, the staff at Resurgens Orthopaedics would like you to know that beginning your day with a healthy breakfast should be high on your list as well. Here are just a few of the many reasons why eating a healthy breakfast is an important way to start your day.

Family enjoying breakfast

Breakfast Contains Crucial Vitamins, Minerals, and Nutrients

Because of the types of foods that are traditionally eaten at breakfast, many people get a large portion of their critical nutrients during their first meal of the day (as long as they make healthy choices).Consuming breakfast foods like milk, eggs, fruit, and whole grain breads supplies ample amounts of vital nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin C, as well as dietary fiber.All these nutrients are important for the development of healthy bones and muscles, and for the overall health of your whole body.When you wake up to a complete breakfast, you're building a solid foundation that will allow you to be successful for the rest of the day!

breakfast spread

The Energy You Need

Speaking of your day, some days are better than others and if you have any hope of tackling the challenges you face in your daily life, you'll need energy.After fasting all night, your body's energy stores are severely depleted.If you go into your day without replenishing them, you'll be running on empty.Studies have already proven that students who eat a healthy breakfast perform better on tests, suggesting a link between energy levels and cognitive performance.The bottom line is that when you eat a breakfast that gives you the energy and nutrients you need, not only will you feel better; you'll also perform better, whether it's at work, at school, in your hobbies, or in your home life.

Controlling Your Weight

When you eat a complete breakfast, it takes your body out of the starvation mode brought on by fasting during sleep.If you don't eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up, you'll feel even hungrier when lunchtime rolls around, making you much more likely to consume more calories than you actually need.Starvation also causes us to reach for less healthy prepared foods to immediately satisfy our hunger without much effort.Getting locked into this cycle of unhealthy eating habits is likely to cause weight gain over time and make it more difficult for you to lose weight in the future.The best way to prevent unhealthy food cravings is to satisfy all your body's needs when you wake up by eating a healthy breakfast containing lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

We know it's easy to forget about eating a complete breakfast but Resurgens Orthopaedics is here to tell you that skipping breakfast is a recipe for disaster. Get your breakfast in and you'll have more energy, better nutrition, and fewer unhealthy food cravings. So what are you having for breakfast today?