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8 reasons why you should eat breakfast

8 reasons why you should eat breakfast

Cutting down on the calories doesn’t mean skipping meals. It can be a struggle to cut down calories during the day; skipping breakfast is a big no because it’s an important meal that starts your day and sets your energy levels.

“You may feel like you are cutting down on calories but instead, you are cutting down on important nutrients your body needs and causing more harm than good in the process,” says Daniela Venier, Dietitian from Planet Fitness and Smart Healthcare.

Daniela compiles a list of reasons on how a simple bowl of breakfast can save your day.

Energy levels

Breakfast foods are packed with healthy carbohydrates and fibre which provide you with great energy in the morning.

Prevent unhealthy cravings

Skipping breakfast will lead to you nibbling during the day and this is usually on unhealthy snacks. Waiting long before eating can make you feel peckish and lead to unhealthy meal choices.

Prevents calorie burning

Spreading your food intake out over the course of the day helps keep the metabolism working at a healthy pace and ready to go. Skipping breakfast slows down your metabolism which slows down the pace your body burns the calories.

Low sugar levels

Your body sugar levels drop during the night and skipping breakfast makes your blood sugar drop even lower leaving you sluggish and hungrier.

Concentrating is harder

Breakfast helps replenishes your energy levels so skipping it can lead to the incapability to concentrate throughout the day.

Increases your cholesterol levels

Without a nutritious breakfast to kick start the day will help lower your trans-fat and cholesterol.

Makes exercise hard

To burn fat and calories you need to have energy and missing breakfast will make exercising harder.

Miss important nutrients

Research have revealed that people who skip breakfast miss out on important nutrients like calcium and fibre. Majority of these individuals end up consuming more fat than breakfast eaters.

 

Get it Joburg West – October 2017


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