Eating a nutritious breakfast every day improves your alertness, concentration, mental performance, mood and memory.
Skipping breakfast leaves you feeling ‘fuzzy’ and means you’re starting the day running on empty! If you start your day like this, your body has to draw energy from your energy reserves. Unfortunately, during this process, stress hormones are activated which can make you feel tired, irritable and unable to concentrate or focus properly on the task at hand. This is bad news if you’re going into a meeting. Instead, you want to be feeling sharp and able to think on your feet! You can enable this by ensuring you eat a quality breakfast to replenish your energy levels and brain power.
Research into the importance of breakfast reveals the following:
- People who eat breakfast are more likely to pay closer attention, participate more in group discussions and effectively manage complex problems than those who skip breakfast.
- You are more likely to make poor food choices throughout the day if you skip breakfast and you are more likely to crave a mid-morning sugar fix because you are struggling to make it through the morning with low energy levels.
- One study found that people who consumed a cereal breakfast each day were less depressed, less emotionally distressed and had lower levels of perceived stress than those who did not consume breakfast each day. They were also less likely to drink unhealthy amounts of alcohol and had a healthier diet.
If your workplace could benefit from learning more about the importance of a good breakfast and how it affects your productivity and performance, get in touch with us today to see how we can help.