Eating breakfast can help you in the long run


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Breakfast is important to have energy for the day.

Many people skip breakfast due to being late to school or just not feeling hungry.

But this shouldn’t be an excuse because when you skip breakfast, you’re damaging your body.

Breakfast is important to help your body wake up and start running.

Mrs. Amy Graham, health teacher, said breakfast is essential for your body to maintain energy.

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day mainly because it jump starts your brain and digestive system,” Graham said. “For example, if you sleep eight hours at night, that is eight hours (at least) that your brain has gone without fuel.”

When you’re young, you need food in your system — even if it is something small.

Ms. Stephanie Mumby, registered dietitian, said breakfast is important because it keeps you healthy.

“When you skip breakfast you miss out on nutrients you only get from breakfast,” Mumby said. “It causes you to feel hungrier later in the day, sometimes causing you to overeat.”

According to Forbes, skipping breakfast can lead to an array of health problems, including stress, fatigue, and increased susceptibility to obesity and diabetes.

Eating breakfast helps keep your insulin levels up, which increases your chances of avoiding diabetes.

Having breakfast also helps kick-start your metabolism, helping you burn more calories throughout the day.

According to Men’s Journal, regularly skipping breakfast can make you more susceptible to weight gain and increase your risk for heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

In addition, breakfast also has a beneficial effect on cortisol, one of the main stress hormones produced by the adrenal glands.

Sophomore Hannah Walker feels like breakfast is important for a productive day.

“Breakfast is important because it gives you fuel for the rest of your day,” Walker said. “It keeps you energized and healthy, and helps you be more productive.”

Eating breakfast can also help you do better in school.

Sophomore Sarah Bouchard believes breakfast helps her be more productive throughout the day.

“Breakfast does affect my grades because I feel more energized and awake,” Bouchard said. “When I don’t eat breakfast, I feel tired, discouraged, and really hungry.”

Breakfast also helps you lead a long life.

Many who live to 100 eat breakfast every day, according to Dr. Roger Henderson.

Breakfast doesn’t have to be a big meal, it can just be a snack. Getting your body the nutrients it needs is important to lead a healthy life.