Just how important is breakfast?

Posted by Justin Shaw on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

healthy-breakfast-120516.jpgFor as long as most of us care to remember, it's been common knowledge that breakfast is the most imporatint meal of the day. What's odd is that everyone seems to be aware of this, but a large portion of Americans skip breakfast, or don't eat properly for breakfast. 

Skipping breakfast, or eating a breakfast heavy in sugar and carbs (i.e. pancakes with syrup) can have a large impact on the rest of your morning. Breakfast immediately raises the bodys energy levels and restores the blood glucose levels after an all night fast. Skipping out or eating something bad for you at the start of your day can have a large affect on your metabolism, energy, and your overall performance.

If you're the type of person who exercises regularly, you need breakfast even more than the average Ameican. Skipping breakfast can really hurt your chances of seeing any results from the gym. If you exercise everyday, try to have a high carb and protein breakfast. I personally like to have about three hard boiled eggs, and some toast with peanut butter.

When it comes to academic performance, having breakfast can really impact how alert and attentive a student is. This can be for anyone from elementeary all the way up to the collegiate level. The 'No Kid Hungry' campaign outlines the negative effects that come along with a student skipping breakfast. Needless to say it's even more important for kids to at least have some form of breakfast in the morning. 

If you're the type of person that seems to always be in too big of a rush to have breakfast, try our Appleways Soft Oatmeal Bars! They're packed full of whole grains to keep you feeling full and give you the energy you need to take on the day.

Justin Shaw is a Marketing & Communications Associate for Darlington.

Tags: breakfast, nutrition