15 Reasons to Start Eating Breakfast Today

Millions of Americans skip breakfast, but experts say it's the most important meal of the day. Here's why. (16 Photos)

Mindy Hermann on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:57PM

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15 Reasons to Start Eating Breakfast Today

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Have More Energy

When you wake up, your fuel tank is empty and your blood sugar is at its lowest for the day. You need breakfast to get your engine going -- it raises your blood sugar and ramps up your metabolism to energize your body. A carb-protein combo such as a bowl of oatmeal made with milk or a slice of whole-grain toast with cheese can give you longer-lasting energy and help keep hunger at bay during the morning hours.

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