Benefits Of Eating Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast literally means “breaking the fast ,” and it helps us to restock
or ‘refuel’ our energy stores, which have been depleting during the overnight fast, giving us energy for the day’s activities.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. By making just a few changes, you can turn your typical morning meal into a breakfast for weight loss champions. Consider breakfast as the way to fuel your day.
* Breakfast is not only the first food and drink your body has had in more than 8 hours but that what you eat for breakfast influences what you eat the rest of the day. People who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be obese and have diabetes than those who don’t.
For most people, a perfect breakfast has three components: one serving of a whole grain carbohydrate, one serving of a dairy or high-calcium food, and one serving of fruit.
*When we wake up our bodies need food. When we skip breakfast, we lose the opportunity to give the body key nutrients. Breakfast kick starts our metabolism – speeding it up, and therefore burning calories rather than storing them.
* Having healthy breakfast, boosts our nutrient intake – breakfast eaters have a lower fat intake, a higher fibre intake, and significantly higher intakes of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, iron and magnesium.
* Healthy breakfast helps to prevent overdo eating – hunger will be better regulated and therefore less calories are consumed from unhealthy foods. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger.
* Breakfast improves our memory and concentration – people who eat a healthy breakfast concentrate better, are more efficient, and have improved mood, in comparison to those who skip breakfast.
* Those who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.
* A healthy breakfast consists of high fibre for good digestion and digestion support. It is high in nutrients, has the right amount of protein to repair muscle and tissues-It also consists of fats and healthy carbohydrates in the right proportions. They need to be consumed in the right portion and balance for optimal health.
A healthy breakfast should consist of a variety of foods. You should choose one item from at least three of the four food groups:
Fruits and Vegetables. Consider fresh, whole fruits and vegetables, fruit or vegetable smoothies, or 100 percent juice without added sugar.
Grains. Choose whole-grain rolls, bagels, hot or cold whole-grain cereals, or low-fat bran muffins.
Dairy. Consider skim milk, low-fat yogurt cups or low-fat cheeses, such as cottage and natural cheeses.
Protein. Choose hard-boiled eggs, peanut butter, lean slices of meat and poultry, or fish, such as water-packed tuna or slices of salmon.
Hence never skip breakfast; in fact you should eat within an hour of getting up, that’s when your body needs refueling.