Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

This is the age old statement that our parents told us to have us wake up and eat breakfast every morning. The good news is that this statement is very true. There are many benefits to eating a healthy breakfast in the morning.

• Children need this meal
o Without breakfast children may have a long time till their next meal. Without the fuel and nutrients to perform their daily routine children may see physical or mental repercussions.
• Skipping Breakfast to loose weight
o Some people attempt to skip meals to loose weight. This normally leads to increased smaller meals throughout the day. Although in smaller portions, the snacks we choose may not be the healthiest options and the time spent snacking would justify taking the time in the morning to eat.

Breakfast has many benefits for both children and adults and may help you to get your day off on the right foot. When thinking of breakfast and what to eat think healthy. It is alright to treat yourself once and a while to the local pastry shop, but you should attempt to choose healthier options to feel good and ready to start your day.

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William R. Milhizer PT, DPT

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