Lesson 06 – Eating Breakfast

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Energy is the ability or power to do work.

Minerals are natural elements, or substances, from the ground that are present in food and are needed by our bodies to grow and function properly.

Nutrients are something that provides what is needed for an organism to live, grow, and develop properly.

Vitamins are organic nutrients in foods that are very important for the growth and good health of living organisms.

Eating Breakfast

Mornings can be tough. There are lots of things to do to get ready for school, and you have to make sure you get to school on time. Sometimes, kids skip breakfast because they do not have time or they do not feel hungry. There are very good reasons to make sure you eat a healthy breakfast every day.

Getting Energy

You get energy from the food you eat. After a night’s sleep, your body needs a meal to give you the energy to make it through to lunchtime. People who do not eat breakfast often have less energy than people who eat a healthy breakfast. Skipping breakfast can make you feel tired during the morning.

Concentrating in School

You need to concentrate to pay attention to the teacher and your schoolwork. If you have trouble concentrating, you will find it harder to learn. You might not notice when you are making mistakes in your schoolwork. Eating a good breakfast makes it easier to concentrate. 

Preventing a Bad Mood

Skipping breakfast can make you grouchy during the morning. For many people, this happens because they get hungry before lunchtime, and they cannot eat right away. Being hungry can put you in a bad mood.

Getting the Nutrients You Need

Every day, your body needs nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. If you skip breakfast (or any other meal), you might not be giving your body enough of the nutrients it needs to grow and stay healthy.

As you can see, there are good reasons to make time for a healthy breakfast every day. It is a great way to get your day off to a good start.

To learn more about why eating breakfast is important, watch the video by Tata Soulfull on Youtube.

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