You’ve heard it before – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it’s true! The benefits of eating a wholesome breakfast are numerous and include maintaining a healthy weight, better brain power and consuming proper nutrients. So before you skip your next AM meal in favor of the snooze button, consider these facts:
- Losing weight by skipping breakfast is a myth, and it has been proven that skipping breakfast can actually cause you to gain weight. When you wake up, your metabolism is stagnant from your body resting all night. Just as important as fueling your car with gas, you need to rev up your metabolism first thing in the morning to burn the most calories possible throughout the day.
- In addition to shedding some pounds, eating breakfast will pump vitamins and minerals into your body – if prepared correctly. Try to pack your breakfast meals full of carbohydrates, protein and fiber. And your morning meal doesn’t have to be limited to traditional breakfast foods! Vegetables, lean meats, salmon and whole grain breads pack a punch that will energize you until it’s time for lunch.
- Numerous studies have shown that kids who eat breakfast perform better during school hours than those who skip their morning meal. Increase your on-the-job performance and be more alert at meetings by simply incorporating a sunrise snack into your routine.
- The overall physical benefits of eating breakfast are outstanding. Many reports have shown that breakfast eaters take fewer sick days, are less prone to obesity, have lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol), are more resistant to insulin and have better mental acuity among other benefits.
The executive team at Nextiva understands the importance of a healthy breakfast and stocks the office kitchen full of yogurt, cereal, fruit, oatmeal, fat free milk, nuts, granola bars and other wholesome snacks for employees to eat every day. On Wednesdays, employees are spoiled with a spread of bagels, muffins, pastries and fruit salad. See what our team members think about Nextiva’s nutrition:
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