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Several Restaurants in Banff Have Great Breakfast Options Available

Posted by El Toro Banff on August 20, 2014

When you wake up in the morning, the hunger pains in your stomach should be enough to indicate that you need a full breakfast to brave the problems of the day. To illustrate, a recent article for Pique by Brandon Barrett reinforces the importance of breakfast, something Canadians have seemingly forgotten:

the battle for breakfast rages on

Whether it was from your mom, your doctor or your dietician, we've heard it about a million times before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But increasingly fewer people are heeding that old adage, with a 2014 Technomic report finding that 43 per cent of Canadians skip breakfast at least once a week, and only 32 per cent of Canucks said they always eat breakfast.

That's a worrying trend. However, thanks to excellent restaurants in Banff, locals should be tempted enough to try some. What makes breakfast so important? First of all, it helps control your weight. There are a couple of theories why this is so. One is that eating breakfast helps control our appetite and assists people in making better food choices throughout the day. Another theory is that eating breakfast is just part of a healthy lifestyle that contribute to lower body weight.

Secondly, breakfast gives us the energy to face the day. Great Banff breakfast restaurants like El Toro offer protein-rich and healthy meals that help you get ready to overcome the challenges facing you daily. Lean proteins like those found in eggs can help you keep full until lunchtime hits while being great energy foods at the same time. It feeds lean muscle mass, which metabolizes better than ordinary muscles, and that helps with weight management. It is also useful to note that men need approximately 2500 kcals and women around 2000 kcals per day so as to operate at full efficiency; breakfast gives you a head start on that daily energy requirement.

Thirdly, breakfast is also needed to get your brain up and running. Breakfast restores glucose levels, which go down during sleep. Glucose is an essential carbohydrate in brain functions and having more of it is better for your brain's needs. Many studies note that people who eat breakfast have better memory and concentration while having lower stress levels.

(Source: The battle for breakfast rages on, Pique, August, 14, 2014)