Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? There’s some controversy surrounding breakfast as it relates to health, but we’re not here to debunk any myths about your morning meal. Your Food Town is big on any opportunity to bring the family together, and to start the day on a healthy foot. (And the breakfast table is the perfect place to do just that!) Here, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite benefits that come with eating breakfast, and offered up some tips to help inspire you to enjoy that meal with others.
Missing Your Morning Meal
Just like any other meal, breakfast is an opportunity to nourish your body and replenish your energy levels. Studies have shown that eating a healthy breakfast can improve memory and concentration while lowering the likelihood of diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. On the other hand, skipping this meal can lower your blood sugar and immune system, causing more than just mental and physical fatigue. That’s why it’s so important to listen to your body’s needs and prioritize your health.
When you’re on the go early (and before you’ve developed an appetite), or when you leave home in a rush to get to work, it can be to forget to eat breakfast. If you know you have a tendency to miss meals, it’s a good idea to keep dry snacks, grab-and-go yogurt cups or portable produce nearby. Chilled coffee drinks, like the tasty options Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks offer, can also put a pep in your step. Maybe you’re craving a little something different from your morning snack. If so, try these simple yet flavorful breakfast ideas:
Bonding Over Breakfast
Eating a family breakfast has several benefits for parents and their children. It’s important to teach kids healthy eating habits at a young age so they’re more likely to practice them as they mature. Another benefit of eating as a family is learning how to work together in the kitchen. This is a bonding experience that helps kids develop cooking and communication skills. Just sitting down to eat together encourages brain stimulation early in the day, so they’re prepared to learn and interact with others. Eating early meals together also trains a person to be alert first thing in the morning, so they’re clear-headed before the start of the day. Here are a few fun family recipes that are sure to make hungry tummies happy and get the conversation flowing:
Breakfast is a big deal around here, neighbor. A healthy morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day by nourishing your mind, your body and your environment. So, whether science proves breakfast is (or isn’t) the most important meal of the day, we still think it offers big benefits. And we hope this blog offered some helpful insight into making your mealtimes something great.
If you’re looking for a little more inspiration, check out our breakfast/brunch recipes. Our smoothie ideas blog also offers great ideas for quick and healthy meal options for families on the go. Once you’ve pulled together your grocery list (and checked out all the available deals to save money), come stock up at your local Food Town. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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