Believe it or not, but the old saying “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, stands true today as well
Breakfast fuels the body after an overnight fast. The name ‘breakfast’ literally means to break a fast. Food is the fuel for our body. Just imagine fuelling a car where fuel is the food and the car is our body. Therefore, without a breakfast, we are actually as if starting a car without petrol!
What do Nutritionists say?
- Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking
- A healthy breakfast should consist of 20-35% of your total daily calories requirements.
Benefits of Breakfast
Breakfast not only provides us with energy but also with good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre.
1. Keeps You Focused
Having a healthy breakfast helps to keep you more focused for the coming day, whether you are at work or anywhere else. It is a very bad habit to be constantly aware that you are hungry and counting the minutes until lunch time. Eating food in the morning not only fuels you until lunch time but actually gives our brains the essential energy to function and focus better on tasks throughout the day.
2. Helps to Keep You Happy!
Food is very psychological in nature. Therefore, the foods we eat are very much linked to our moods. Even though you might not be a morning person but try having breakfast in the morning and you will feel less irritable. This is because eating in the morning gives our bodies that essential boost to get us going and also balances blood sugars to prevent those tired and grumpy feelings!
3. Controls Your Appetite
There are many people who think that skipping breakfast will help to cut down on the calories and lead to weight loss. You will be shocked to know that skipping breakfast can eventually lead to obesity according to many recent research articles. Why?
This is because skipping a breakfast means you are craving for calories and you end up eating snacks which are high in saturated fats, high in salt and low in nutrients. Stay away from overly-refined snacks with added sugar, so if you do feel like snacking, turn to fruits.
4. Energise You
Our bodies need energy to function which comes from food. As soon as we start eating in the morning, we kick start our body chemistry which makes us feeling energized and ready for the day.
A BREAKFAST A DAY KEEPS OBESITY AWAY- TEAM NUTRIFYT