Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of Every Day

Arch Design House shows us that Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day…every single day. 
“Breakfast is the most important meal.”
93% of Americans totally agree with this statement
But surprisingly, 56% SKIP breakfast every day
People who skip breakfast tend to have: 
-Higher cholesterol
-Elevated insulin levels
-Larger waist circumferences

Benefits of eating breakfast: 
-Improved concentration & performance
-More strength & endurance to engage in physical activity
-Lower cholesterol levels
Breakfast eaters by age
18-24 : 53%
34-44 : 55%
45-54 : 54%
55-64 : 71%
65+    : 83%
The Most odd breakfast: 
39% of Americans have at some point, eaten cold pizza for breakfast
This is a phenomenon documented by singer Christine Lavin back in 1986
“I want cold pizza for breakfast and a pinch ‘o cold spaghetti will do but there’s nothing in the world that I like better than eatin’ cold pizza with you”
and here’s what normal Americans eat for breakfast: 
31%: Cold Cereal
13%: Meat & Eggs
12%: Toast, French Toast, Bagels
9%: Eggs
9%: Hot Cereal
6%: Fruit
4%: Muffins & Pastries
3%: Bacon
3%: Yogurt & Smoothies
2%: Pancakes & Waffles
8%: Other
So what should I eat for breakfast?
-Oatmeal with flaxseed, blueberries, almonds
-Cereal with milk
-Yogurt with fresh berries, granola
-Fruit: Cut up apples, melons, berries, oranges, pears, bananas, grapes (and cottage cheese if you’re brave)
-Eggs: Hard boiled, omelet, scrambled, sunny side up
-Muffins: Blueberry, banana, oat bran
-Toast & Bread: French toast, pizza toast, cream cheese, PB & J
-Waffles & Pancakes with maple syrup
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”
     – John Gunther