There’s no better time to talk about how awesome a well-balanced breakfast is than during September, also known as Better Breakfast Month!
From jump-starting your day to assisting in weight loss, the list goes on when it comes to benefits of a healthy breakfast. Below are just a few things from the long list of advantages that come with eating the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast provides you with energy.
No matter who you are or the type of lifestyle you live, your body NEEDS energy. Without adequate energy, you will feel slow and sluggish throughout the day, causing your production levels to be extremely low.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) states that a healthy breakfast should include lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and some vegetables to provide you with the most energy.
Here’s a breakdown:
- Lean protein: Examples include eggs, eggs, turkey sausage, grilled chicken
- Whole grains: Examples include whole-grain rolls and bagels, hot or cold whole-grain cereals.
- Fruits & Vegetables: Examples include fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables (blueberries, tomatoes, kale, spinach, broccoli).
Breakfast makes you happier!
By consuming a healthy breakfast, especially one that is high in carbohydrates, can significantly improve your mood in the morning. When you supply your body with energy, you feel more satisfied and happy throughout the day – it’s a fact.
According to an article published on www.healthline.com, it’s believed that certain foods can actually increase your serotonin levels. Of the foods that are suggested to make our brains happier, eggs are one of the foods that have been researched. Some studies show that the protein in eggs can boost blood plasma levels of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that serves several important purposes, like nitrogen balance in adults and growth in infants. It also creates niacin, which is essential for creating the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Breakfast assists in the weight loss process.
When you don’t have a well-balanced breakfast (or any breakfast at all), you’ll become hungry/hangry more frequently throughout the day. This leads to overeating and leaning towards those convenient and “unhealthy” snacks that you find in the break room at work.
When you eat a good breakfast, you’ll feel satisfied until it is time for your next meal and stimulate your metabolism at the same time!
Eating breakfast Improves your memory.
A wholesome breakfast is vital for healthy brain functioning. By consuming a high-quality breakfast, you can improve both your memory AND concentration levels.
Our team at SuperFit Foods preps various meals that satisfy the label of a “Wholesome Breakfast”, guaranteed to increase your brain power. The meal to the right, for example, includes chorizo (protein), scrambled eggs (more protein), yummy red potatoes (fiber, B vitamins, iron, and potassium), cheese (low-fat dairy), and a cup of veggies. Don’t like an item in this dish? No worries, it’s completely customizable!
Eating breakfast helps prevent diabetes through blood sugar level regulation!
A recent study found that those who regularly eat breakfast lower their chances of developing type 2 diabetes by over 30 percent. This same study found that people decreased their risk of developing type 3 diabetes by 5 percent each day of the week they ate breakfast.
The three most common causes of type 2 diabetes are being overweight, obesity, and lack of physical activity. As stated earlier, eating breakfast assists with your weight loss process (or helps you maintain your healthy weight), which inevitably reduces your chances of acquiring type 2 diabetes.
Choose SuperFit Foods for your go-to breakfast meals!
Are your mornings so hectic that you can’t begin to imagine cooking a healthy and protein-packed breakfast? No problem! At SuperFit Foods, we prep some fantastic breakfast dishes that are ready to eat after just a minute or two in the microwave.
If you’re lucky enough to experience calm mornings, we envy you – but that doesn’t mean the SuperFit Food meal plans aren’t for you! Our unique plans provide you with a healthy meal for those days you just don’t have time to cook. Whether you’re looking for a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack plan – we’ve got you covered. Order yours by clicking HERE!