Sometimes, you just have to get out of the house in a hurry, and that can mean skipping or even forgetting to eat breakfast. But making breakfast a priority is important. Even if it just means keeping easy, grab-and-go options on hand. There are many health benefits of eating breakfast, and a few serious side effects of skipping it to know about.

The negative effects of skipping breakfast should definitely be considered. These include an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, higher cholesterol, and potentially heart disease.

The first benefit of breakfast is obvious, food is fuel for your body and brain. Whether you’re going to work at the office or run errands first thing in the morning, a good breakfast can keep you focused and energized until lunch.

Several breakfast options are good sources of protein like eggs and oats. Eating protein keeps you feeling full for longer, which helps eliminate unwanted snacking. How many times have you skipped a meal, and then just eaten whatever was convenient just because you were hungry? When you skip breakfast you tend to overeat at your next meal.

Photo collage showing eggs, oats, and berries.

What are some of the benefits of breakfast staples like eggs, oats, and fruit?


Eggs contain choline, an important nutrient for brain function and the nervous system.  A single egg contains more than 100mg of this nutrient that many people don’t get enough of. 


Oats are a good source of fiber, protein, and fat. They have many benefits including lower blood sugar and reduced risk of heart disease. 


Fruits are high in fiber and are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Incorporating fruit into your diet can reduce a person’s risk of developing heart disease, inflammation, and diabetes.

Several studies have linked eating breakfast to good health as well as having a better memory, better concentration, and avoiding weight gain.

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Mademeals has great breakfast options including overnight oats, and veggie frittatas with protein pancakes.