Breakfast is the first meal of a day, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day’s work.
There is a strong tendency for one or more “typical”, or “traditional”, breakfast menus to exist in most places, but the composition of this varies widely from place to place, and has varied over time, so that globally a very wide range of preparations and ingredients are now associated with breakfast.
With breakfast commonly referred to as “the most important meal of the day”, particularly for children, some epidemiological research indicates that having a breakfast might lower risk of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. While current professional opinions are largely in favor of eating breakfast, some contest its “most important” status. The influence of breakfast on managing body weight is unclear.
Breakfast is indeed a very important meal. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day.
“In general, kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast, people can get irritable, restless, and tired. So make time for breakfast — for you and your kids!” – Steven Dowshen, MD
The Old English word for dinner, disner, means to break a fast, and was the first meal eaten in the day until its meaning shifted in the mid-13th century. It was not until the 15th century that “breakfast” came into use in written English to describe a morning meal, which literally means to break the fasting period of the prior night; in Old English the term was morgenmete meaning “morning meal.”