Deciding what to eat may not necessarily be the first thing that comes to mind when you wake up in the morning.
However, breakfast is the first meal of the day and also the most important, speeding up your metabolism and replenishing your body with necessary nutrients that were spent during the night. In fact, people who eat breakfast are more likely to meet the recommended intake for iron, calcium and B vitamins than those who skip breakfast. Breakfast eaters also maintain lower cholesterol levels and decrease their risk for cardiovascular disease, heart disease and other health problems.
Many women today are trying to watch their weight, and some choose to skip breakfast because they are just not hungry in the morning or don't think they have time. However, eating breakfast helps with weight control. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast every day have a much better chance of losing weight and keeping it off than do those who skip breakfast. Eating breakfast also has been proven to make you more alert and improve both your memory and overall mood.
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