Time and time again we hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We know that it's important to break the previous night's 'fast' and kick our metabolism into gear for the day ahead with a healthy, balanced breakfast each morning. But what are all the other benefits of breakfast? Let's take a look!... The experts at the Mayo Clinic recommend eating a balanced breakfast before you work out, otherwise your body will be too sluggish to perform at its peak.