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Why Eating Breakfast Makes You Smarter and Healthier [Infographic]

Posted by Brittany Leaning on Mar 15, 2016 10:04:49 PM
Brittany Leaning
I know it's cliché to say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but, I promise, it really is. This infographic by Online Colleges shares some interesting insights, proving that eating breakfast helps you stay sharp and productive at work. The data also shows that once you get in the habit of eating breakfast, it's much easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Here are some of the most important stats you'll find below:
  • 93% of Americans think that breakfast is the most important meal, but only 44% say they eat it every day. Twitter_logo_blue.png[Click to Tweet]
  • In an average week: 168 million Americans skip breakfast on at least 1 day. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • 1 in 2 Americans spend more time thinking about their outfit than their breakfast. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • The average American adult spends 67 minutes a day eating and drinking, but 43% of people spend under 4 minutes on breakfast, and 27% spend less than a minute on it. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • 1 in 4 Americans can't remember what they ate for breakfast over the last 3 days. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • Those who skip breakfast consume 40% more sweets, 55% more soft drinks, 45% fewer vegetables, and 30% less fruit. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • People who eat breakfast every day are 34% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, and 40% less likely to develop fat around the belly than those who don't. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • 50% of regular breakfast skippers are obese. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • A study of 6,000 students found: Those who eat breakfast have better grades and are more likely to graduate. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • 61% of students showed improvements in English and Math tests after eating breakfast. Hand-eye coordination was also improved. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • On average, oatmeal eaters performed up to 20% better than the sugary cereal eaters. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]
  • Studies show that eggs for breakfast result in improved concentration, reduced cravings, and reduced calorie intake for the rest of the day. Twitter_logo_blue.png [Click to Tweet]

Now, let's take a look at the full infographic:


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Topics: Infographic