You probably know all about the benefits of eating breakfast. (If not, find out now!)
It's the most important meal of the day.
Did you know that our Rabbis also believed in the importance of eating breakfast?
The Gemara (Bava Metzia 107a-b) states that you should eat something early in the day, to protect yourself from the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter.
Our rabbis also taught that a group of sixty men who didn't eat breakfast could not catch one man who did.
An explanation is given by Rabbah bar Mari based on the following passages in Shemot (Exodus) 23:25.
In the morning, first we pray: You shall worship Hashem, your God
Next we eat: and He shall bless your bread and your water
The end result is good health: and I shall remove illness from your midst
Thanks to the The Aleph Society's Steinsaltz Daf Yomi, August 10, 2009