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7 Reasons to Eat Breakfast


6. Get Your Mind Going.

Can’t focus on those spreadsheets in the AM? Don’t reach for that second cup of coffee. Time and again, studies have shown the positive impact that eating a healthy and balanced breakfast has on our brain’s ability to function — boosting your concentration and short-term memory.

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7. Live Longer.

We’ve already seen how eating breakfast can boost your overall health — from brain power to immunity, slimmer waistlines to a healthier heart. Eating breakfast may not be a cure-all, but it certainly is a crucial component of a healthier lifestyle, and a longer life.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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6:27PM PDT on Mar 24, 2014


5:44AM PDT on Jul 25, 2013

thankyou :)

3:20AM PDT on Jul 24, 2013


10:47PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

thank you for the information

10:33PM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

A good breakkie is essential for good health and it eliminates the later in the day, food binges. Usually if you forget breakkie you might have the 3 or 4pm decline or want to go to sleep b/c sometimes you eat before that ie lunch time lots of food that isnt a good choice and you stuff it into your mouth b/c by then youre starving. Balancing sugars daily is essential for good health and stopping the slump and wanting to sleep. I eat Oats, with no milk but with hot water, cinnamon and apple and LSA as well as psyllium husks.

10:38PM PDT on May 30, 2013

Even if people don't have the time, they should try to find something they can consume. Since my wife and I started drinking breakfast shakes, our energy has been through the roof and we've lost weight like crazy. Of course, if people have time, then a full sit-down breakfast might be a good thing(depending on what you eat). There are options, however, for people who are too rushed in the morning.

11:14AM PDT on May 3, 2013

and because breakfast food is YUMMY :)

7:08PM PST on Mar 2, 2013

I'll give you one reason to skip it: waking up early sucks.

9:49PM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Eating a well balanced diet helps you eat less throughout the rest of the day.

6:53PM PST on Feb 6, 2013


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