It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet roughly 15% of Americans skip breakfast daily. In our busy lives, many people just feel like they don’t have time in the morning to prepare and eat breakfast. And while mornings can definitely be hectic, most research shows that skipping breakfast can make it harder to lead a healthy lifestyle. Let’s dig into some of the benefits of eating a healthy, wholesome breakfast.
Breakfast Foods Provide Key Nutrients
A 10-year data analysis conducted by Ohio State University found that adults who skip breakfast are much more likely to be lacking in key nutrients than breakfast eaters. These key nutrients include fiber, calcium, iron, folate, and vitamins A, C, and D. That’s because common breakfast items tend to be high in many of those nutrients. Milk and yogurt are rich in calcium, fresh fruit like orange carries vitamin C, and healthy breakfast cereals and oats are high in fiber. Generally, you’re unlikely to consume those kinds of foods other than in the morning. So, by skipping breakfast, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those critical nutrients for the entire day.
Eating Breakfast Leads to Healthier Food Choices During the Day
Many people who eat breakfast regularly report greater feeling of satiety and fullness early in the day, which can cut back on cravings that lead to excess snacking or an unhealthy lunch. In the Ohio State study mentioned above, researchers found that those who skipped breakfast snacked more often and finished the day having eaten more carbs, sugars, and fats than those who ate breakfast. If you have trouble sticking to healthy meals all day, starting off with a healthy breakfast is a good way to keep on track.
Breakfast Leads to Greater Mental Clarity
When you’re dealing with busy, hectic mornings, you need to be on the top of your game. Having a healthy, filling breakfast will give you more energy to jumpstart your day. Many of us are at our most productive early in the morning, so having a grumbling stomach in those first few hours doesn’t do you any good.
Breakfast from Zero Doubt Club
We know that finding the time to prepare and eat breakfast in the morning can be a struggle. That’s why Zero Doubt Club provides healthy, delicious, and satisfying breakfasts that are ready to eat on demand. Some of the tasty breakfast options include hearty breakfast salads with turkey sausage and boiled eggs, quinoa bowls with smoked salmon, and a variety of flavors of overnight oats. Zero Doubt Club breakfasts are rich in fiber, protein, and other key nutrients, without all the sugar and fat found in many traditional breakfast foods. These filling, healthy breakfasts provide vital nutrition early in the day along with clean, wholesome energy that will keep you satisfied until lunch. Gluten free, vegan, and low-carb options are available for breakfast. Best of all, all the meals are ready to eat in three minutes or less, saving you valuable time and taking one more thing off your plate in the morning. To order some healthy breakfasts and start your mornings off right, visit meals.zerodoubtclub.com.
-Jared Kent, Chef Zero Doubt Club