Is Breakfast The Most Important Meal of the Day?
We've all heard the saying, but what does the science say?
Breakfast, as the name suggests breaks your overnight fast that occurs while sleeping. Eating breakfast replenishes your supply of glucose, which boosts your energy levels and alertness. Many studies have shown that eating a breakfast increases your ability to concentrate in the short term and can help with your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease in the long-term.
Studies suggest that not having breakfast affects your mental performance, including your attention, ability to concentrate and memory. This can make some tasks feel harder than they normally would.
Early starts, long commutes and busy morning schedules mean many of us don’t make time to sit down to breakfast before heading out for the day, so it’s important to have on-the-go options like bars, fruits, nuts or smoothies.
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