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"Breakfast - the most important meal of the day" Nutrition Essay

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"Breakfast - the most important meal of the day" Nutrition Essay

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Breakfast is the most essential meal. "It breaks the long overnight fast, helping you wake up and get going." (Hark, L. Deen, D. 2007, pg 14). Most importantly eating breakfast helps you to stop feeling hungry later and therefore you will be more alert at school or work as you have consumed energy in food kilojoules to concentrate. There have been numerous studies conducted over the past years, many concluding that breakfast is important for adolescents. Bad habits are extremely hard to break, for example someone who bites their nails finds it very hard to stop. This can be applied to an adolescence diet, if bad habits are created early on in life then it will be hard to break this habit. Therefore, is essential to start good habits of eating a healthy nutritious breakfast daily as early in life as possible.

Breakfast is known as the most imperative meal of the day, but is this a cliché fact? Teenagers have been ignoring the guidance of their parents and have been choosing to eat high-sugar and high-fat foods for breakfast or they have not been eating breakfast at all. 'Breakfast' literally means 'breaking the fast' and it should be noted that it may in fact be perhaps a minimum of eight hours since the preceding meal. Unfortunately, too many people are skipping breakfast or not eating a healthy breakfast and those people are suffering a variety of consequences. Not only is it important for everyone to eat breakfast, but unquestionably essential for adolescents to eat breakfast and break the habit of skipping breakfast. (Hark, L. Deen. D. 2007). Those who skip breakfast are prone to having slower reaction times and are more accident-prone. Adolescents is the major concern group for skipping breakfast, because this leads to greater hyperactivity, irritability and anxiety and they also have more disruptive behaviour patterns in the classroom and have a decreased ability to concentrate and solve problems. Their mood and their energy can drop by midmorning, if...