Breakfast is a super important meal and should not skip having breakfast. Most of us must have heard that having breakfast is important but how important it is, is something most of us are not aware of. In fact, it may be the most important because the body has been fasting for about 12 hours and needs to refuel after a long night’s sleep.
Breakfast is essential because it provides the body with nutrients for the day. Without breakfast, you will likely feel tired, irritable, and lack energy.
Why some people don’t eat breakfast?
Many people don’t eat breakfast because they are too busy with work, school, or other obligations. They are unable to slow down long enough to consume a good meal. Many individuals are on the run, running to work or school, running errands, or running children here and there. Many of these people eat unhealthy snack foods because they are quick, convenient, and accessible.
5 Reasons why you should ‘NOT’ skip your breakfast!
- No breakfast = No energy
A healthy breakfast is essential for an excellent start to the day. A healthy breakfast will provide sustained energy for you throughout the morning and prevent you from overeating at lunch. A healthy breakfast is essential for a nice start to the day. Breakfast will provide sustained energy for you throughout the morning and prevent you from overeating at lunch.
Do you have a lot of work to complete in a day but not with the best of your energy? That is probably because you did not begin your day with a healthy nutritious breakfast. People who skip breakfast may have lower energy levels and less endurance to engage in physical activities throughout the day.
For a healthy breakfast, try some scrambled eggs, yogurt, fruit, sweet corn, and some fresh juice. Remember to chew your food thoroughly. The faster you chew, the quicker you can swallow it. It is not suitable for digestion to have large pieces of food in your stomach. It will take time for the food to be broken down into nutrients by the digestive enzymes in your stomach and small intestine. When you feel full, stop eating.
When you feel satisfied with your meal, it is better to cease rather than continue eating. The feeling of fullness depends on the size of the meal and the volume of food eaten. If you overeat, your body will tell you to stop. A great way to cut down on sodium in your diet is to stop using the salt shaker. You can taste food more when it doesn’t have any added salt.
- Breakfast helps to manage weight!
Surprised enough? well, you should not be.
Breakfast helps in keeping your overall weight management journey in check. When you make it a habit of eating breakfast in the morning, within a short time you will find it crazy easy to be able to resist the unnecessary urge to reach out for junk/unhealthy food later in the day.
Of course, if you put that junk food at bay then your chances of staying in shape are way higher and easier!
2. Better focus and mental capacity
Having a nutritious breakfast is a necessary fuel not only for your body but for your brain as well. A good healthy breakfast helps to improve your concentration level and productivity during the day.
Helps in better decision-making and keeps you in a happy mood.
3. Better metabolism
After say 7-9 hours of fasting in the night, your body is starving for sure. You wake up with that hunger that should not be ignored.
When your body is craving for its morning food, feeding it with breakfast will increase its metabolism rate. This increased metabolism helps in burning more calories and better performance during the day.
4. Healthy lifestyle
Lifestyle plays a very important role! Having a healthy lifestyle, in the long run, is the key to happy living.
Having a healthy lifestyle helps you to boss that fitness journey you want to aim for. Eating a healthy breakfast is the first step you take each day in that process of having a good lifestyle.
A big ‘no’ for breakfast ideas
Sugary cereals, pancakes, waffles, juices, packaged smoothies, and the like.
Just because having breakfast is important does not mean one would end up eating unhealthy junk in the morning. This would absolutely do no good for your body.
Instead, jump over only to the healthy options mentioned above!
A quick Ayurvedic touch
According to Ayurveda, having a light breakfast is essential to kick-start digestion and provide the energy necessary to get through the activities lined up for the day. This will help get the digestive juices flowing and cleanse out the digestive tract.
Here are some of the most common signs that skipping breakfast – or eating an inadequate one – is hurting your health:
- Fatigue – especially in the morning
- Intolerance to cold
- Sugar cravings
- Caffeine cravings
- Brain fog
- Poor workout tolerance or recovery
- Excessive hunger and snacking later in the day
- Elevated fasting blood sugar
- Increased insulin resistance
- Low grade inflammation
- “Adrenal fatigue” syndrome (aka HPA axis dysregulation)
What are some types of breakfast?
Many breakfast foods can be found in different cuisines, although sometimes classified as either “Hot” or “Cold.” Breakfast may be cooked and eaten on the same day or saved for later. Hot breakfast foods include bacon or ham, rice, toast, tea, coffee, oatmeal, cereal, pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs Benedict, omelets, grits, biscuits, etc.
A good breakfast choice of cold food would be a sandwich, a yogurt, a banana, an apple, sweet corn, or some berries. Snacks are also good for you, so go ahead and enjoy them! They’re healthy too!
Here are some suggestions of what to eat as snacks: A slice of cheese with crackers, yogurt with granola, homemade muffins, an apple with peanut butter, a banana with a small handful of nuts, one or two sweet corn. Keep your food choices always healthy as much as you can and avoid processed food.
Is breakfast more important than dinner?
What is the importance of breakfast? It is essential to have breakfast because it will give you the energy you need for the day. It has been seen in many studies that not eating breakfast is linked to obesity and other health risks. Dinner is also an important meal, but it is usually less critical than breakfast and lunch. It is essential to have a nice meal every morning because of the various benefits of doing so. A study found that lack of breakfast was linked to obesity and other health risks.
People who didn’t eat breakfast were 40% more likely to be obese than those who did. Breakfast has been proven to improve mental focus and concentration, which could be helpful when trying to complete school assignments or jobs that require mental acuity.
The diner is one meal we have to keep light, or we can even do without according to what we did earlier in the day. If we’re not hungry, we should skip it and go to bed early. We can get all our energy from the juices and smoothies we had for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
If we are hungry, we can eat lightly at the diner. If you want to lose some pounds, I suggest that you drink a large glass of water with lemon juice at the end of every meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Add some fresh mint leaves if you have them, but this is optional. This will help detoxify your body and flush out any toxins that may be causing you to gain weight.
What is the importance of breakfast? We need breakfast to start our day off right. It gives us the energy we need to get through the day and helps us stay focused. If you cannot prepare it, you can ask your husband or wife to do so, since they know how important it is. I like to make my own morning meal, as it is more time-efficient. However, I also know that not everyone has this luxury.
Are you one among those who would skip breakfast and have an urge to grab some quick easy junk? Well, it is probably time to have your breakfast on time and see the change for yourself.
Having breakfast helps feel fuller for longer and eat fewer calories throughout the day and hence easy enough to control your weight.
By skipping breakfast, just know that you’re doing your precious body more harm than good.
Have your breakfast tomorrow and enjoy your healthy lifestyle!
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