Top 8 Reasons to Eat Breakfast!

Breakfast is one of the most underrated meals of the day. The word “breakfast” literally means to “break one’s fast.” After a 10-12 hour fast our bodies need the fuel to maintain vital functions and our brains need the fuel to think clearly. Many people who skip breakfast are starved by mid-morning and end up overeating throughout the day.

Check out 8 reasons to eat breakfast every morning:

  1. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more successful at losing weight and sticking to a diet.
  2. Athletes who skip breakfast train less effectively.
  3. Eating breakfast can raise metabolism by as much as 10 percent.
  4. Adults who skip breakfast are less mentally and physically efficient for longer periods of during the day.
  5. Getting all of your necessary daily nutrients without breakfast is tough.
  6. Eating breakfast has been shown to increase concentration
  7. Eating a bigger meal in the morning and a smaller meal at night optimizes your daily energy levels.
  8. Breakfast restores sugar levels after up to 12 hours of not eating.

Try this no fuss breakfast. Overnight oats are ideal for those who are “on-the-go” and need to grab something quick as they run out the door!

 Blueberry & Honey Overnight Oats

Makes: 1 Serving

Prep: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Quaker® Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Low-fat milk
  • 1/4 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

Directions:

  1. Add Quaker Oats to your container of choice, pour in milk, and add in blueberries and Greek yogurt.
  2. Sweeten by topping with honey before refrigerating.
  3. Rise, shine, and enjoy!