Sat. Mar 25th, 2023
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Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’, and for good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health.

Better Health Channel

By | Hanna Enns

Are you waking up late for school? Skipping breakfast? Easily losing focus in class, and feeling fatigued all day long?

This unhealthy daily routine can be avoided by taking one extremely necessary precaution; eating a nutritious breakfast. More successful students ensure they get their 8-10 hours of sleep each night, and then start off their days with a purpose.

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Try to get 8-10 hours of sleep each night.

Even smarter student’s will include the time it takes to prepare and eat breakfast in their morning routine. Literally. Breakfast is more than just a meal. Breakfast is the key to good grades, feeling more energized, fighting off viruses, and ultimately living a longer life.

Through numerous studies done by the Food Research and Action Centre (FRAC), students who eat breakfast before class are able to concentrate better, retain information, work faster, and perform better on tests.

Furthermore, eating breakfast is the number one way to feel more energized in the morning.

Eat a healthy breakfast each morning.

After sleeping for hours, the body, and brain need glucose to kick-start the day. In order to maintain an efficient immune system, the body requires essential nutrients to fight off pathogens; and these nutrients include vitamin A, C, E, and D, as well as other antioxidants found in healthy breakfasts.

Most importantly, breakfast can potentially contribute to a longer life expectancy.

Moreover, starting the day with a healthy breakfast means you are less likely to overeat during the day, which prevents the development of heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

The benefits are clear, eat a healthy breakfast each day. 

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