Why is it important to have a healthy breakfast meal? why is it the most important meal of the day! Why not lunch, why not dinner?
Before answering this question, we need to understand the fact that not all breakfasts are made equal. A cup of coffee sipped down on the way to work will not have the same nutrient quality and benefits as a fruit and yogurt mix. A bowl of sugary cereal won't pack the same nutritional punch as a bowl of organic, natural oatmeal. Instead of focusing on just eating something for breakfast, make sure what you eat is packed with fibers, protein and micronutrients needed to start your day out right.
Why do people skip breakfast in the first place?
Well, most of the people wake up in the morning; grab a cup of coffee and rush to work because they don’t have much time.
We have sumed up the consequences of skipping breakfast:
- Once you skip breakfast, your glucode level will drop which will lead to loss of energy.
- Skipping breakfast will lead to low moods and high stress levels
- As your body is not fueled up with energy, your concentration level drops down which effects your productivity at work.
- Even if you are trying to lose weight, skipping breakfast will lead to low body metobolism which might have a side effect.
- As you get hungry through the day, you will end up eating sugary and high in fat meals to fill you up fast.
Most of us do the same, however, understanding the importance of having a healthy breakfast will eventually change our lives. Here is why:
A good breakfast meal will boost your energy:
Having breakfast is good. But having a nutritionious breakfast is the best! A balanced meal must have all the nutrients your body and brain need as it will boost your energy after an overnight fast. That’s actually where the name of the meal came from – Break Your Fasting!
A healthy meal should include vitamins such as calcium, iron and B vitamins, proteins and fibres.
Research shows that if you miss these nutrients at breakfast, is it very unlikely that you will compensate them during the day.
Breakfast & Weight Management:
If you think that skipping breakfast to lose weight is a good idea, think again. Here are 7 ideas to maintain your weight.
As a general rule, skipping meals, especially breakfast, will turn weight management into a hectic, unpleasant process. Studies have shown breakfast skippers tend to eat bigger portion than usual at the next meal, or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger.
Some studies suggest that people tend to add more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals. Other studies show that weight management can be equally effective without breakfast.
In accordance to the National Health Service in the UK, Breakfast is an excellent occasion to eat together as a family when possible. Establishing good breakfast habits in childhood and maintaining them throughout adolescence may be an important factor in reducing the prevalence of breakfast skipping and developing good eating habits that last a lifetime.
To sum up, eating breakfast has long term health benefits. It can reduce obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
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