Listen to Dr Priyanka Shekar

23rd Mar 2023 • 03 Min and 52 Sec

Breakfast gives your body the energy and nourishment required to function properly all day. It positively impacts your mood and keeps you focused and attentive.


We are all mortal who wants to improve our health and well-being with simple things without any hassle, but what is the right advice? Is it the habit of reading? Or include almonds in your diet? Or getting enough sleep? Welcome to the Optimists podcast, I’m Dr Priyanka, and this is “One Simple Thing.” Here you will learn just one thing to improve your health in ways you might not expect.

In today’s episode, the one simple thing I’m going to talk to you about is breakfast.

As the old saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a good reason.

Firstly, breakfast provides the energy and nutrients your body needs to function correctly throughout the day. After a night of fasting, your body needs to replenish its stored glucose, the primary energy source for your brain and muscles.

Because of our everyday hustle, most of us skip breakfast or grab a cup of coffee instead of a meal. But breakfast is the most important meal of the day. By having breakfast, we can ensure that our body has enough glucose to carry out its essential functions, such as concentration, memory, and physical activity.

 Secondly, breakfast can help you maintain a healthy weight. Research has shown that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight or obese than those who regularly have breakfast. This is because skipping breakfast can lead to overeating later in the day, as your body craves more calories to make up for the missed meal.

Having a nutritious breakfast can help regulate our appetite and prevent overeating or binge eating later in the day.

Breakfast can also positively impact your mood and mental health. You can stay alert, concentrated and focused by providing your body with the necessary nutrients and energy at the beginning of the day.

Breakfast can be particularly important for children and students, as research has shown that eating breakfast can improve cognitive function and academic performance.

All that said, preparing a healthy meal early in the morning is not very easy, especially in today’s fast-moving world. But I’ve got some tips that might help you have a healthy meal every morning without skipping it.

First is planning what you’ll have for breakfast the night before. By doing so, you can prep your meal much in advance.

Also, choose breakfast options that are quick and easy to prepare, such as a smoothie or a bowl of cereal. And set a specific time each morning for breakfast, and stick to it as much as possible. This helps in making breakfast a routine habit.

Breakfast could also let you spend time with loved ones or connect with colleagues. Overall, having breakfast is important for our physical, mental, and social well-being. By taking the time to have a nutritious breakfast each morning, we can set ourselves up for a productive and fulfilling day ahead.

So if you are used to skipping your breakfast.

And if this is not one thing you are already doing, then do give it a try! Your physical and mental health could benefit.

That’s one thing to include in your daily routine for improving your body and life. Join me next time on “One simple thing” for a better tomorrow.