5. Better Your Brain
There’s more to mornings than turning off that pesky alarm and getting your body moving — you need to get your brain in gear, too. Luckily, preparing a plate for yourself has been shown to improve cognitive ability. According to a study in Physiology & Behavior, kids who had breakfast every morning performed better that day than those who didn’t. But the ones who performed best weren’t just eating any old meal; they had a nutrient-rich bowl of oatmeal, compared to other participants who had cereal.