Throughout childhood we’re told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Your parents may have even quoted an old proverb to you: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Despite all this, breakfast is the meal most people are likely to skip. And we get it—life can be hectic. But while skipping breakfast might add a few minutes to your schedule, not starting the day with a healthy meal plays havoc with your body and brain.
Breakfast and the Body
The period between eating dinner and waking up the next day is the longest stretch of time your body goes without eating. When you wake up, your metabolism is sluggish and lacks the necessary amount glucose it needs to properly function.
Eating breakfast revs up your metabolism, giving you the energy you need to get through the morning. You’re also less likely to snack between a full breakfast and lunch, which can help maintain your weight.
Speaking of weight, people who eat breakfast tend to be thinner than their breakfast-spurning counterparts. Whether this means eating breakfast helps maintain weight, or simply that healthy people are more likely to eat breakfast has become a scientific “chicken or the egg” debate, but there’s no doubt eating a healthy breakfast has physical advantages:
- Healthy breakfast foods contain iron, calcium, and Vitamin B, vital for a healthy body.
- Breakfast provides protein and fiber you’re less likely to ingest from lunch or supper.
- Breakfast eaters consume more fruits, vegetables, milk, and whole grains.
- Eating breakfast lowers the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
- A healthy breakfast lowers levels of LDL cholesterol.
Breakfast and the Brain
Like your body, your brain requires glucose to function efficiently. Eating breakfast improves mental energy, including concentration and memory. Breakfast increases happiness and lower stress levels, and is linked to improved grades and behavior in children.
Breakfast in Bulk
All this is well and good, but the health benefits of breakfast only work if you’re eating a healthy meal. A bowl of sugary cereal and a mug of coffee does more to mess up your metabolism than kick it into gear. And of course there’s the time commitment—your mornings are busy enough without preparing a meal. That’s why buying breakfast in bulk comes in handy.
A favorite among emergency preppers and campers alike. Wise Food Storage’s breakfast bucket provides 120 servings of high energy granola and cereals. Vacuum sealed for optimum freshness, a bulk breakfast bucket can be stored for up to 25 years.
While many people buy breakfast in bulk with long-term emergency storage in mind, the sealed packets make the breakfast bucket ideal for anyone with a busy lifestyle—each pouch of bulk breakfast gives you four delicious healthy servings and the energy you need to start your day off right.