Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day ...

Breakfast like a king, lunch like an earl and sup like a pauper - the old adage contains sound advice, according to modern nutritionists.

Skipping breakfast is bad for you, eating the wrong things for breakfast is, too.

Whether you're a kid still sprouting or a fully grown specimen of the human race, food delivers the nutrients we need and breakfast happens to be particularly important because after a night's sleep our bodies are low on protein, vitamins, minerals and energy.

Here are 7 reasons to tuck into breakfast with gusto:

1. Skipping Breakfast is Linked with Weight Gain

A direct scientific link has yet to be determined, but first studies suggest that people skipping breakfast habitually are more likely - 4.5 times in fact - to become overweight or obese than those who eat a healthy breakfast.

Breakfast Contains the Nutrients Most of Us Need