Monday, October 12, 2009

Breakfast: What You Need to Know About the Most Important Meal of the Day

One of the most common nutritional mistakes is the habit of many adults and children to skip breakfast. Who has time to prepare, sit down and eat breakfast when rushing off to school or work?

Ask any teacher about students' performance in the morning and they'll tell you: there is a marked difference between those children who eat breakfast regularly and those who don't. Children's growing bodies and developing brains rely heavily on the regular intake of food.

Nutritionist and health care providers have often advised their patients to "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper." Eating breakfast has been proven to improve concentration, problem solving ability, mental performance, memory, and mood. On average, breakfast eaters will think faster and clearer, and will have better recall of their work. Not only will it help you perform better at school or work, but will also be kind to your metabolism which can be adversely affected if left for a while without fuel.

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