It is generally accepted that breakfast is the ‘most important meal‘ of the day, though people have the opinion that eating breakfast is not necessary for everyone. As a matter of fact, skipping breakfast may be better than eating unhealthy meals. However, a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast can give you energy and prevent you from eating too much during the rest of the day.
Some foods have greater health benefits and eating breakfast is the secret to staying healthy. According to evidence unearthed by doctors in the US, they believe skipping the first meal of the day increases the chances of becoming obese, developing diabetes and having a heart attack. One major advantage of eating breakfast is it helps to stabilise blood sugar levels which regulates appetite and energy. It has been suggested that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be hungry during the rest of the day and are therefore less likely to over eat.
Breakfast can be a very good source of vitamins, many processed cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals which people can find difficult to get elsewhere if they are just having two meals a day. When you skip your morning meal, you are telling your body that food may be hard to come by and that it should conserve energy. Thus, what happens is your metabolism slows and your body attempts to store fat. By eating breakfast to start your day, you jumpstart your metabolism and be well on your way to reach your health goals.
There are amazing health benefits derived from eating breakfast which will deter you from skipping your morning meal. Some include:
• Decrease in appetite.
• Improved memory.
• Prevention of diabetes.
• Weighing less.
When choosing what to eat in the morning, try to eat whole foods that are full of nutrients. Examples include: eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, fruits, whole wheat toast and vegetables. If you are serious about your health, it is important that you make regular breakfast consumption a regular aspect of your daily routine.
Written by Chef Nathanael Disu.