breakfast in DenverYou probably heard this line a lot growing up, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  You may think that it’s just a quaint saying, but starting your day with breakfast is always a great idea.  Countless studies have shown the many benefits, especially for children.  If you’re still feeling skeptical, here’s some great information showing why you should never skip breakfast in Denver, or anywhere else for that matter.

Eating breakfast sets us up to make healthier choices for the rest of the day.  When we skip breakfast we get hungrier and eat progressively more at subsequent meals, and unfortunately we aren’t picking the good stuff.  According to information collected from Massive Health’s Eatery iPhone app, people who eat breakfast are 12.3% healthier throughout the day than those who don’t, and people who don’t eat breakfast eat 6.8% more food throughout the day.  If you skip breakfast daily, all those extra calories can really add up over time.  According to Statistic Brain, 22% of people who skip breakfast are obese.

When it comes to teens, skipping breakfast has shown to have to have similar dramatic effects on the health.  Studies by the Institute of Food Technologists found that those who skip breakfast consume 40% more sweets, 55% more soft drinks, 45% fewer vegetables and 30% less fruit than those who do.

The numbers speak for themselves, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, for all of us.  Do yourself and your family a favor, join us at The Original Pancake House for breakfast in Denver and start your day off right!