Did you have your Breakfast today? If yes, then good going! But if not, C’mmon! You can’t skip it. Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. You should prioritize it, even when you’re late or even when you’re not willing to have it. Yes, your mom is right. Breakfast is something which gives life to your day. It is actually important and is the first and foremost meal of the day. To have a fresh start in your lovely mornings, breakfast is must for everyone. Not only it gives us energy to start a day, it is also linked with many health benefits, which we can avail. Eating breakfast is important to everyone, especially to children and adolescents as they are in their growing stage. According to American dietetic association,”Children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem solving skills and eye-hand coordination.” Even there’s one theory that suggests that eating a healthy breakfast can reduce hunger throughout the day and also help you to make better food choices on other meals and also control cravings and thus in turn makes your weight less instead of those who are breakfast skippers. Obviously, your breakfast must be rich in protein or whole grain and vitamins and nutrients and not the ones loaded with fats and calories.
With all this, unavoidable stuff morning, I am enlisting some of the key benefits of Breakfast. If you are trying to maintain a healthy diet, consider the following reasons to have your fancy breakfast each and every morning.
Weight control: Many studies have shown that people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less than the ones who skip their breakfast. It’s worth noting that the studies linking breakfast to weight control loss looked at a healthy breakfast routine containing protein and whole grains; not meals loaded with fats and calories. So, breakfast eaters are leaner and this pretty good reason to always have a healthy happy breakfast.
It keeps you in a good mood: First and foremost, since your body won’t think that it’s starving after a nutritious meal in the morning, it’s easier to get in a good mood and stay that way. This also provides you with needed energy to help you get throughout the day, which can keep your mood bright and optimistic. Feeding yourself in the morning will keep your spirits up and can also help to regulate your blood sugar levels through lunch time, which plays a vital role in your mood upliftment. Overall, eating something for breakfast is always better than eating nothing at all.
It keeps you from Binging: Obviously, if you eat up good in the morning, you won’t feel the urge to famish on something or binge eating can be avoided. As, not eating breakfast can save you from some calories for the time being, but it prepares for the day failure as you won’t feel energetic. This is because not feeding your body for several hours overnight, a lack of food in the morning will leave you hungry very early in the day and then when lunch time rolls down, you’re more likely to choose a food high in fat and calories to satisfy your food cravings. If you hold off till dinner, you will most probably feel an overwhelming urge to snack all night along, which is just a bag of calories.
It increases your Metabolism and makes you feel more energized: When your body receives food in the morning, it tells your brain that you’re going to need to start working to digest it which warms up the metabolism so it’s ready to work throughout the day. But when you don’t eat breakfast in the morning, slows down your metabolism, which results in a decrease in the amount of calories you burn all day long. Eating breakfast is a great way to get your metabolism working well for the day.
Here are some creative, simple-to-make, healthy ideas for maximizing the most important and the first meal of the day.
Breakfast Sandwich: You can make it by topping English whole wheat bread or Indian chapatti with 1 ounce ham and a flavored mustard. Pair it with fresh fruit and low fat cheese.
Berries and muffins: Split open a small bran muffin (you can get it easily from supermarket) and place on a plate. Top it with a fresh berries an some nuts and a dollop of fresh yoghurt.
Bagel and chutney: its very tasteful for anyone and especially for one who loves mangoes. Spread mango chutney on a small bagel, and pair it with a cottage cheese sprinkled with cinnamon.
Breakfast Shake: Blend 1 cup fat free milk or plain yoghurt with ½ cup fruit, 1 teaspoon wheat germ and add 1 teaspoon nuts or nut butter and whirl and your shake is ready.
Big Breakfast is way healthier than big dinner. You must have heard that saying, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” This simple quote is a great way to remember that how to eat throughout the day and balance your diet. Not only it gives a nice and peaceful start to the day, but it is also good for brain and bodily health. So, never forget or skip your super-awesome breakfast.