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6 Healthy Reasons To Eat Breakfast

Updated on October 25, 2012
Eating breakfast has healthy benefits, including the lower risk of obesity.
Eating breakfast has healthy benefits, including the lower risk of obesity.

We've all heard that we should eat breakfast, and many researches support the healthy idea of eating breakfast. Researches have revealed eating breakfast is good for the brain and overall health. And here are 6 healthy reasons why you should eat breakfast every morning.

1. Breakfast Help You Lose Weight

'The American Journal of Epidemiology' reported in 2003 that, after tracing 499 people for a year, researchers have concluded the risk of obesity is 4.5 times higher for people who skip breakfast.

2. Breakfast Lowers the Risk of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

According to the presentation of Harvard Medical School researchers at the annual convention of the American Heart Association in 2003, the people who eat breakfast have lower risk of obesity, and are more likely to have normal blood pressure. Also, people who eat breakfast are less likely to feel sudden hunger throughout the day. The researchers said it is proven by research that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and plays an important role in lowering the risk of adult type diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.

3. Breakfast Makes You Feel More Energized

2009 'International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition' reported that eating fiber and carbohydrate rich breakfast makes you feel more energized and feel less tired.

4. Eating Breakfast Lowers Cholesterol

'The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition' reported people who eat breakfast have healthier cholesterol level and insulin susceptibility. Also, the people who eat breakfast eat 100 calories less per day on average than the people who don't eat breakfast.

5. Eating Breakfast Promotes Better Memory

'The Journal of Adolescent Health' reported that eating breakfast that includes beans, yogurt, fresh fruit, and other food high in energy promotes better short-term memory.

6. You Eat Healthy

Oatmeal, eggs, grapefruit, fresh brewed coffee. A common breakfast menu includes healthier food choices by nature. There are many research revealing oatmeal's ability to lower cholesterol. Also, if children eat oatmeal for breakfast, it promotes better memory and concentration. Fresh fruits such as grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and A. If you eat eggs in the morning, it helps you feel full and satisfied which leads to less unnecessary food intake throughout the day. Fresh brewed black coffee lowers the risk of depression, certain cancer, and adult type diabetes.

'Nutrition Research and Practice' journal reported that people who eat breakfast take in more healthy nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and fiber. People who skip breakfast tend to eat more fatty food throughout the day.


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    • hyunchang profile image

      hyunchang 5 years ago

      Thank you for your comments, guys. Healthy and delicious. No reason to skip breakfast.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      A very useful and well written hub. I completely agree with your point of view mentioned in this hub. Breakfast is most important to start your day and for your general health. Many will benefit from this hub of yours.