Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
We've all heard it. Repeatedly. And many of us even think there's some truth to it. Yet breakfast is still the most widely neglected meal. Check out some of these startling stats:
- While 54 percent of Americans say they'd like to eat breakfast every day,only a third actually do.
- 77 percent of young children eat breakfast every day, but that number falls to 50 percent among middle school students and 36 percent among high school students.
Why is Breakfast Important?
Let's start with the word itself. Breakfast. Break - fast.
That's exactly what we're doing in the morning: breaking what is typically about a 12 hour fast!
"After sleeping, we need to re-fuel our brains and bodies for the day. Without a healthy breakfast, we simply are not as likely to function at our best," notes pediatrician and author Dr. Laura Jana.
A Better Breakfast:
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