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Breakfast and its importance: Dietitian's explanation

Breakfast and its importance: Dietitian's explanation Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

It's been a forever bebate whether breakfast is so essential or not, as various studies have weighed in on the matter. However, the majority of them lean towards the importance of a balanced breakfast, according to dietitian Oksana Skytalinska.

Why breakfast matters

Fuel for the day

Breakfast provides our brains and muscles with carbohydrates, which convert into glucose, the primary source of energy.

It enhances focus, reaction time, and memory as it contains essential amino acids necessary for neurotransmitter production.

Weight management

A breakfast rich in fiber can help control appetite throughout the day and reduce the risk of overeating later on.

Mood enhancement

Skipping breakfast can lead to fatigue, irritability, and low mood, whereas having it does quite the opposite.

Metabolism regulation

A balanced breakfast kick-starts metabolic processes, helping the body efficiently utilize nutrients throughout the day.

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