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Jun 08

Breakfast. We often hear that it is the most important meal of the day… but why?

As we all know, nutrition is a major contributor to overall health and longevity.  We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal…. but why?

The timing of when we eat impacts how our body functions and also impacts the efficiency of generating benefits ; both mentally and physically.

Think of our body as a car that needs oil and gas to run.   How do we keep it humming?  If we can make small changes to extend the lifespan of our most precious car, would we?  If we could make small changes to improve the daily functioning and keep it purring, would we?

A healthy breakfast is a key factor and can be one change in your lifestyle that you can make to help generate both short and longer term benefits.

One of the most important effects of having a good breakfast is the regulation of cortisol levels.

Cortisol is a stress hormone with many functions; two key roles of this hormone are the breakdown of muscle protein and storage of fat.   Cortisol builds up during the night and peaks in the morning.   Without a healthy breakfast, cortisol levels remain high , increasing fat storage as well as protein breakdown.   Nutrients in your breakfast help balance cortisol resulting in a more efficient system (less fat storage, less protein breakdown).

Missing breakfast routinely can contribute to chronic high cortisol which has been linked to symptoms and issues such as weight gain, anxiety, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances as well as many other problems.

Inquire about Meraki wellness packages for a first step in looking at your habits and more!

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

 Martin Luther King, Jr.