Health Benefits Of Breakfast: 7 Reasons Not To Skip Your Morning Meal

10/16/2012 08:06 am ET | Updated Oct 17, 2012

What's your typical pick for a morning meal? Does it involve a cup of coffee with toast and fruit? Maybe some oatmeal with chia seeds? Or perhaps a protein-packed smoothie?

Whatever healthy option suits you best, it's good to know that eating breakfast is good for your health. Not only is it a nice, peaceful start to the day -- before all the stresses of family, work and obligations come full throttle -- but there's also a ton of research suggesting it's actually good for your brain and bodily health. Click through the slideshow for some reasons why eating breakfast is good for you, and be sure to share your favorite healthy breakfast pick in the comments below! And for advice on building a healthy breakfast, click here.

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