|The morning meal usually breaks a fast that has lasted from 8 to 12
hours. Since your last meal or snack, your body’s supply of blood sugar
(glucose) has dropped to a low point. The body needs food to produce the
glucose that is necessary to keep you going. Studies show that breakfast
contributes significant nutrients and calories to the diet, and nutrients
missed by skipping breakfast are not compensated for in subsequent meals.
Without breakfast, some people become less able to do physical work in the late morning hours and some students do not perform well in the classroom. Individuals who consume ready-to-eat cereal regularly for breakfast tend to have lower blood cholesterol levels than individuals who skip or have other foods for breakfast.