4. Get Your Vitamins
Breakfast-eaters get a large chunk of their daily recommended levels of nutrients during their first meal. We’re talking portions as high as 58 percent of Vitamin D, 42 percent of Vitamin B12, and 41 percent of Vitamin A, according to Nancy Auestad, Ph.D., of the Dairy Research Institute. And depending on how you choose to rise and dine, you could also be starting your day with healthy amounts of iron and fiber. The last thing you’d want to do is miss out on all of these vital nutrients just because you’re skipping your morning meal. Vitamin D deficiency alone has been linked to a higher risk of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, so pour yourself a glass of OJ and get to cooking.