Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

You might have guessed the answer already and if you are often skipping your breakfast, this is not a very good idea. According to several studies, people skipping breakfast tend to eat more during the next meal. They are more likely to add more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals.

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only because it gives you energy to start a new day, but because it is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give you:

(1) A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals

(2) Improved concentration and performance in your daily activities

(3) More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity

(4) Lower cholesterol levels

Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially for children and adolescents. Children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination....