Are you tired of hearing how breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well this advice will not stop until you develop a habit of eating this most important meal of the day and religiously follow this habit throughout your lifetime.

Now we come to the question, why is breakfast so important? Breakfast, as the name suggests, means breaking fast. After hours of sleep when we get up in the morning, we find that it is quite few hours passed from the time we last ate. The metabolic rate, the rate at which we burn calories, drops during the sleep, and eating breakfast kick starts it again.

According to a study, about 18 percent of males and 13 percent of females between the ages of 35 and 54 are breakfast skippers. This sum up to quite a few people risking their health by avoiding breakfast.
But some people struggle to eat in the early hours after waking up from sleep which can be due to our biological clock that is determined in parts of our genes.
Around 10 percent of the world population inherits genes that mean their clock is set a little slower, so they are reluctant to wake up in the morning and this can affect their appetite.

When we wake up in the morning, a number of processes begin to get the body ready for daytime, including the release of hormones that makes us feel hungry. I wonder how people still find it easy to skip their breakfast!
Skipping breakfast can also influence the food choices we make throughout the day. So a healthy start in the morning leads to a healthy day throughout.

There a number of health issues likely to take place if we skip our first meal of the day. Skipping breakfast may increase a woman's diabetes risk. They have a high chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Eating breakfast can lead to a lower incidence of heart disease in men between the ages 45 and 82 while skipping breakfast was associated with hypertension, insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels. Eating breakfast can also contribute towards improving cognitive functions related to memory and test grades. Skipping of this important morning meal can result in obesity and even catching flu. So we conclude that breakfast plays a vital role in building a body's immunity.

Some people have this belief that skipping breakfast will help them shed a few kilograms body fat. But contrary to their belief, avoiding breakfast can itself lead to obesity. Therefore by missing the meal we put an extra strain on our body. It is also proved that having breakfast in the morning helps in weight loss than by having any other meal of the day.

It's time people realize the importance and compulsion of this morning meal and change their eating habits where they can include breakfast. 

So if you want to live healthy, you have to start you day healthy! And what would be better than starting it with a healthy breakfast.

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