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203. 7 Reasons Why BREAKFAST is so Important | Coach Sylvie
March 18, 2022
In this episode, you will learn about 7 REASONS why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A fair amount of people have developed the HABIT of missing breakfast from a young age and now has to become a new learned healthy habit. Here are some interesting stats 12% never eat breakfast, 35% rarely, 25% most of the time, 28% daily.
7 REASONS/Benefits Why BREAKFAST is the Most Important Meal of the Day | Coach Sylvie
1. FUEL and Nutrition:
The basic formula for breakfast: Pair carbs with proteins. The carbs give your body energy to get started and your brain the fuel it needs to take on the day. Protein gives you staying power and helps you feel full until your next meal.

Peanut butter on toast doesn't come close. That's the kind of meal, Crandall says, that has people over 40 wondering why their muscle mass is in decline as their waistline grows.
It’s about getting the required FIBER, PROTEIN, FATS, IRON, POTASIUM,…….required on a daily basis for proper body composition, health muscle mass and bone density.
If you’re cutting meals, your cutting the nutrient requirements, and depriving the body of what it needs.
3. Control Blood Sugar
Eating breakfast helps keep your blood sugar steadier throughout the day, whether you have diabetes or not. For people with normal glucose test results, this might help you avoid insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes. Drops and spikes in your blood sugar can also affect your mood, making you more nervous, grumpy, or angry.
Especially if you have diabetes.

4. Good for your heart:
Recent studies show a link between breakfast and heart health. In 2017, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reported that people who skip breakfast are more likely to have atherosclerosis. That's when your arteries narrow and harden because of the buildup of plaque. It can lead to heart attack and stroke. These people were also more likely to have bigger waistlines, weigh more, and have higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

 5. Have more energy for work/school/the day
Kick starting your day boosts your metabolism, better mental focus, brain function, energy levels, insulin levels

7. Set yourself up for success
Pairing carbs with protein
protein, eggs, egg whites
banana, cereal, homemade toast, avocado

If you can’t get in whole food, find a meal replacement supplement that is clean, without artificial flavour, colours, sweeteners and that has a balance of protein, carbs and fats bonus if it had probiotics
I found such a meal supplement, that I’ve been using for 10yrs. At least one meal replacement shake a day, for optimum energy, immune-boosting properties, balanced meal.

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