You Won’t Ever Skip Breakfast After Reading This!

You Won’t Ever Skip Breakfast After Reading This!

Breakfast amongst other meals of the day is considered the most important. It refers to the first meal of the day taken in the morning. Just like the name, this meal breaks the night-long fast. For example, if you had your dinner at 8 pm yesterday and you normally have your breakfast by 8 am, you have fasted for about 12 hours! This analysis is to help you see how long your body has gone without any food.

Foods rich in protein are known to be rich in energy and bodybuilding and they’re recommended to be taken for breakfast. The aim is not to only eat breakfast but to eat a healthy one.

Despite the importance attached to having breakfast, some people delay, others skip breakfast completely out of haste of getting late for work, not feeling hungry, or out of habit.

If skipping breakfast is your habit, then this article is for you as you shall discover the massive importance attached to having breakfast.

Read: 5 Minutes Snacks to Make for Breakfast

7 Reasons Why Breakfast Is Important

1. You Are Breaking A Fast!

As stated above, in the morning, your body has gone about 10 hours without food depending on what time you ate dinner and the time you woke up. This means you have fasted.

Metabolically, your body’s source of energy is glucose which is gotten from the breakdown of carbohydrates. The excesses of the carbohydrates are converted into glycogen which is stored in the liver.

During the night, the body continues to carry out metabolic processes that require energy. In the presence of a shortage of glucose supply, the glycogen store is broken down to ensure an adequate supply of glucose to the brain and other parts of the body for effective metabolism.

The implication of this is that by morning, you would be on low glucose and this should be replenished. This is an indication that breakfast is very important.

Hence, when you get up in the morning, breaking the night-long fast should be among your top priorities.

2. Breakfast Improves Your Body’s Metabolism

The body is constantly building up tissues (anabolism) or breaking down complex materials to provide energy (catabolism).

After waking up in the morning, your body would be on low glucose and low glycogen storage. This is as a result of their usage for repairs and detoxification actions throughout the night. For continuous metabolism during the day, the body’s glucose levels should be replenished to avoid the usage of fat stores. Having a good breakfast aid metabolism while skipping breakfast prevents the necessary supply of glucose.

This slows down metabolism which is unhealthy.

Check out these 12 foods that increase metabolism.

3. It Has a Positive Impact on Your Brain

Note that the only fuel your brain recognizes and utilizes is glucose hence the need to ensure maximum supply to it. Breakfast is important in boosting the brain’s activity and effectiveness. The absence of an adequate supply of fuel (glucose) to your brain dulls your brain activity.

Studies have shown that a dip in glucose availability can hurt attention, memory, and learning. Hence, taking breakfast can improve memory retention and makes you focus.

You would agree with me that you need the right functioning brain to go about your daily routine. Give it the necessary fuel it deserves!

4. Breakfast is Important because It Improves Concentration

Having a healthy breakfast is important in boosting concentration while skipping it does the opposite. I can attest to this and that is why I hardly go a day without my breakfast.

During my 100 level days, there was this day of the week that lectures start at 7 am. That’s quite early. I recalled not having my breakfast out of haste not to miss the lectures for the first few days. The sad part was, I would be present for the lectures but I could barely assimilate as I would love to. I couldn’t concentrate because I didn’t have enough energy to focus.

Ever since I made it a habit to wake up earlier and ensure I had my breakfast. Since then, I stopped having issues with concentration during that period.

Do you want to concentrate better in the mornings on brain-involving activities? Don’t skip the most important meal of the day.

5. It Boosts Productivity

Skipping breakfast is a productivity killer. A healthy breakfast prevents you from getting unnecessarily overwhelmed and stressed. It helps you stay alert and well-coordinated to achieve great results at the end of the day.

You would agree with me that you don’t expect a car to function effectively without adequate fuel. Don’t expect great results from yourself in the early hours of the day if you don’t supply the body with needed fuel.

6. It Helps to Control Your Weight

Studies have shown that people who skip breakfast tend to overeat and have cravings for excess sugary and fatty foods throughout the rest of the day. Being hungry makes you not be selective about the foods you consume later in the day. So, you easily grab on any nearby food without thinking twice about it.

The result of consuming unhealthy foods that have high sugar and fat content is being overweight or obese. However, having a regular breakfast helps you go about your day feeling full and not needing to eat unnecessarily.

This is important as it helps keep your weight in check. You can lose weight by entirely changing what you eat.

7. You Enjoy Good Health

Skipping breakfast may result in obesity, which means having excess body fat as a result of the reason stated above.

Being overweight or obese as a result of skipping breakfast puts you at a high risk of having certain diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, high blood pressure, etc.

However, having a regular breakfast is important as it saves you from these life-threatening diseases.


Having known the importance of breakfast, you must try to make or maintain the habit of having a healthy breakfast every morning before leaving your home for work or school as the case may be.

It’s my hope that you found this article helpful. If you do, kindly leave a comment.

How to Prepare Tuwon Dawa

How to Prepare Tuwon Dawa

Tuwon Dawa specifically, is the least consumed of all the types of Tuwos that we have (Tuwon Shinkafa, Tuwon Alkama, Tuwon Masara, Tuwon Semo, etc.). It is usually dark brown, kind like Yoruba’s most decorated swallow – Amala. It is easy to prepare, just like Tuwon Masara and the procedure for its preparation is somewhat the same. This article seeks to teach you how to prepare Tuwon Dawa (yadda ake Tuwon Dawa) without much stress.

Permit me to go straight into it!

How to Prepare Tuwon Dawa


Cooking pot
Wooding spatula

Ingredients for Making Tuwon Dawa

Ingredients needed to prepare this recipe are:

Guinea corn Flour

3 liters of water.

Procedure for Making Tuwon Dawa

STEP 1: Grind the guinea corn into flour and sieve it well. Ensure fine texture

STEP 2: In a clean bowl of cold water, pour a little guinea flour into it. Stir it well until perfectly mixed and in a watery state. (This is known as the talge).

STEP 3: Over medium heat, get a clean pot containing 3 liters of water on the fire and allow it to boil.

STEP 4: Pour the mixture in Step 2 into the boiling water. Stir properly until thick like pap.

STEP 5: Allow boiling for 5 minutes.

STEP 6: Add the guinea corn flour into the pot little by little as you stir. Continue to stir until desired thickness is achieved.

STEP 7: Reduce the heat of your cooker and allow it to steam for 5 minutes.

STEP 8: Mold your Tuwon Dawa into balls, put them in leather, and put them in a warmer.

Soup that Best Goes with Tuwon Dawa

The common soup that is usually taken with it traditionally is Miyan Kuka. In addition, it could also be taken with Miyan Kubewa (Okra soup) – fresh or dried Okro, Miyan Taushe, Miyan Karkashi, Miyan Wake, etc.

How to Serve Tuwon Dawa

It is best served hot.

Occasions to Serve Tuwon Dawa Best

It is best consumed as lunch and dinner. Sometimes, the surplus can be used as breakfast (as dumame). Dumame is the Hausa name for double-fire.

But it’s not advisable to serve during festive periods like Eids. It is also not advisable to serve on wedding ceremonies, naming ceremonies, birthdays, etc.

How to Store Tuwon Dawa

By warming it in the morning and evening, it could last for 2 days. However, if kept in a refrigerator, it could last for more days, although, its tastes could be affected. So, preferably, make just enough for consumption and probably for not more than 2 days.

However, just like Tuwon Semo, Tuwon Dawa is not interesting when warming it the traditional way (i.e. putting the molds in a pot containing water and allowing it to boil). The best way to warm it is by using a microwave.

Health Benefits of Tuwon Dawa

As humans, we need the energy to take care of our daily life struggles. As such, we need this northern Nigerian delicacy as it contains a high amount of carbohydrates.

However, it is not advisable for diabetic patients as it contains a high amount of starch. So diabetics should keep off, please.


As you have seen, Tuwon Dawa is very easy to prepare. It could even be prepared by an amateur cook – like children learning to cook. In addition to its importance, it tastes nice. Nonetheless, one of its setbacks to many is that it is not good-looking at all, I must say.

Personally, I prefer to take it in the evening. Now tell me, when do you intend to make this for yourself or your family?

If you find this article helpful, please leave a comment in the comments section below. Thank you.

You are always welcome to Northpad Nigeria for more local Northern Nigerian delicacies.