Everyone has a mom, grandmother, uncle, or friend who will remind them, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But why is this true? And does it matter what we eat for breakfast? Nutritionists say yes.
Protein is an important nutrient that helps us build muscle and gives us energy. A breakfast of pancakes and waffles covered in syrup might taste good, but those carbs don’t keep the body satiated for a very long time. Sugar and carbs give the body a fast boost in energy.
The body can digest the simple carbs fast. Immediately after consuming them, the body feels ready to go. But just like the body receives carbohydrates quickly, it also uses them quickly. As soon as the supply runs out, the body may experience symptoms like a headache caused by a sudden blood sugar drop.
This is why including protein is so important. Protein digests slower in the body and our body takes longer to convert it into energy. As a result of this, it gives the body a more stable source of energy – a more gradual rise and fall that will keep the blood sugar more stable.