Here are 10 reasons why it is.
1. Energy - energy levels are maintained and sustained by eating carbohydrates food that is release their energy.
2. Metabolism - missing a breakfast tends to slow down your metabolism and makes it harder to burn fat.
3. Weight - Eating a low fat, high carbohydrate is the best way to start the day. It will kick start your metabolism which will help keep your body fat levels under control.
4. Memory - The most consistent findings to date suggest that eating a breakfast influences the process involved in the formation and retrieval of memories and in managing complex and challenging information. Breakfast achieves this though its ability to raise blood glucose levels, which make sure brain cells are in top form.
5. Concentration and alertness - Missing breakfast is an occupational hazard, research has shown a much lower incidence of work related accidents for people who eat breakfast. To boost concentration and alleviate tiredness the brain needs feeding to keep it satisfied and alert.
6. Hunger - Slow release carbohydrates (low GI) induce a feeling of satisfaction and fullness which prevents binging on high fat and sugary foods later on in the day.
7. Mood - the mood food connection is often ignored, feeding your brain at the appropriate time such as first thing in the morning with the appropriate nutrients will cheer you up.
8. Stress - breakfast is a stress buster, to help you though your anxieties and problems of the day, eat foods rich in serotonin-enhancing carbohydrates, also B-complex vitamins such as granary bread and oats, but avoid too much caffeine as this will enhance nervousness and irritability.
9. Hydration - load up on fluids, starting the day with water, fruit of vegetable juice, it is important to keep your fluid intake high.
10. Immunity - begin the day with foods rich in vitamins A,C and B with zinc, include citrus fruit, berries, melon, eggs oily fish grain cereals and wheat germ in your diet.