It turns out adults who skip breakfast are more likely to miss out on key nutrients.
Researchers from The Ohio State University looked at data on over 30,000 Americans and found that skipping breakfast means missing out on the calcium in milk, vitamin C in fruit, and the fiber, vitamins, and minerals found in fortified cereals—likely leaving adults low on these nutrients for the entire day.
Senior study author Christopher Taylor adds, “What we’re seeing is that if you don’t eat the foods commonly consumed at breakfast, you have a tendency not to eat them the rest of the day. So those common breakfast nutrients becoming a nutritional gap.[…] With adults, it’s more like, ‘You know how important breakfast is.’ But now we see what the implications really are if they miss breakfast.”