By Steve McCusker
The sounds of sizzling bacon and the popping of the toaster emanates from thousands of American households each morning.
These sounds are not just informing that a hearty breakfast is on the way, but breakfast is also the fuel the human body needs to kick start it for the busy day ahead.
So why eat breakfast? Well, without breakfast, kids and even adults are going to have a hard time keeping up with the busy day.
Skipping breakfast in the morning can have a major effect on one’s day. By mid-morning the effects of skipping breakfast can be clearly seen.
Kids will start to feel tired, restless, and irritable by the middle of the morning just by missing out on this one meal.
This is mainly due to the fact that our bodies need refueling for the day ahead after going eight to 12 hours without any food.
Eating breakfast can have major health improvements within our bodies making us feel better and even look better.
Breakfast kick starts the human metabolism (a process in which our bodies convert food to energy), according to kidshealth.org and when our metabolism starts moving we start burning calories,
Did you know that people who do not eat breakfast are more likely to consume more calories throughout the day and thus are more likely to become over weight? (kidshealth.org)
A person who does not eat breakfast will become hungrier by mid lunch time, than a breakfast eater and will most likely consume a high calorie snack in order to replenish some energy.
Eating breakfast in the morning also can help students improve in school. According to KidsHealth.org “Choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber, and protein while low in added sugar may boost kids’ attention span, concentration, and memory which they need to learn in school.”
A study conducted by aboutkidshealth.ca stated that “A six-year study compared the mental and physical efficiency of a group of adults throughout the day, some of whom ate healthy nutritious breakfasts while others did not. When compared to those who ate breakfast, the people who did not became less efficient as the day went on. Their productivity improved after eating lunch, but by the end of the day their work completion was slower than those who had eaten breakfast.”
This shows that a good breakfast will help kick start the day and keeps people more attentive, and that’s why they call it breakfast of champions.