It is true that eating breakfast is the most important meal of the day because you should always start your day off with energy. Food will make an impact on your day physically, socially, and mentally. By eating enough food and nutrients, you will have the energy to pay attention in your classes and focus on the task given to you by your teachers.

How does nutrition improve attendance?

If you feel sluggish, you will not have the energy to go to class. Getting the right amount of protein, minerals, and vitamins from food will keep you from getting sick and having to miss class. Eating a healthy breakfast will keep your body strong. According to the National Institute of Health, getting Vitamin C, such as in orange juice, will help you feel better. Vitamin D can also reduce your risk of catching a cold like eating sunny side up eggs which have 37 IUs of Vitamin D which is six percent of your daily recommended intake.

How can nutrition help you focus?

Being hungry can make you distracted and angry that it will be hard to put your thinking brain to good use. Eating breakfast will improve your alertness and your mood. The Journal of the American Dietetic Association says that nutrition will help you get good grades if you focus on the task at hand. For example, bananas are rich in magnesium so they can help your focus and your memory.

How can nutrition affect the way you think?

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association says that nutrition affects the brain’s short-term blood sugar and long-term nutritional help. Nutrition can improve your memory, problem-solving, and concentration. Eating complex carbohydrates can improve your memory because of the glucose increase to the brain from the bloodstream like eating whole-grain oat cereal. Oatmeal applies stable levels of sugar to the brain with the right amount of fuel to help you stay focused.

How can good nutrition influence your test scores?

The Food Research and Action Center said that students who eat a complete breakfast before school will work more quickly and get fewer math errors compared to ones who eat a partial or no breakfast. Eating healthy can also improve your vocabulary and visual skills, improving the way you recall information. For example, yogurt contains good probiotics that make us feel good and give us energy to ace that test.

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