Breakfast: Is it the most important meal of the day? 

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Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. It is the meal that kickstarts our metabolism, and fuels our body with the energy we need to get things done. 

For students everywhere, eating breakfast will provide beneficial academic and social outcomes. According to Intermountain Health, not eating breakfast can make you feel tired, restless, or irritable, which can severely impact your productivity and overall well-being. For students, the benefits of eating breakfast go beyond just staying focused. Regular breakfast consumption has been shown to improve concentration, academic success, and mood, which is crucial for students looking to achieve their academic and personal health goals. Skipping breakfast can lead to a lack of concentration, decreased productivity, and many other health issues. 

As college students, we are constantly juggling work, school, a social life, and various other obligations. Juggling so many things can cause significant stress in our lives. Students often struggle to manage their stress levels and stay on top of their A-game. Eating a nutritious breakfast has been proven to be an excellent stress reducer, especially for students who have been fasting for many hours throughout the night.? 

After a long fasting period, breakfast becomes the meal that breaks the fast and wakes up your body and metabolism. Your body craves all the nutrients and water lost while sleeping, which is why it’s crucial to start your day with a healthy breakfast. Without proper nutrients, our bodies will not be able to function correctly, leading to various health issues.? 

Apart from academic success, consuming breakfast has other great benefits, including the ability to maintain a healthy weight. Many students have discovered that while consuming breakfast, they feel fuller longer and less of a desire to eat unhealthy alternatives. Skipping breakfast can lead to an increase in body mass index (BMI).? 

The benefits of breakfast consumption are not limited to students alone. According to the American Heart Association, eating breakfast is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. It can help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions.? 

“Breakfast is like exercising; If you make room for it in the morning, you’ll look and feel great throughout the day.” stated Christy C. Tangney from RUSH, 

So, if you’re looking to look and feel great throughout the day, make sure you make room for breakfast in the morning. A nutritious breakfast can help you stay focused, reduce stress, maintain a healthy weight, and improve your overall health. For those seeking nutritional help, UVU offers nutrition help through our registered dietician at a minimal cost. Students can book an appointment at today and take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle. Remember, breakfast is not just a meal; it’s a way of life!