Breakfast: why is it the most important meal of the day?

//Breakfast: why is it the most important meal of the day?

Breakfast: why is it the most important meal of the day?

September 14, 2018
2020-06-05T15:20:38+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Food & Diet|0 Comments

If you wake up at 4:30 to be in the office by 7 am, it’s really easy to let breakfast fall low on your list of priorities. With all the brushing, bathing, and getting ready for school or work, breakfast feels like an inconvenience yet breakfast is the fuel your brain and body needs for the day!

Kiamsha Kinywa

Taking a few minutes off to have a healthy breakfast can be a really difficult task.

Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast. Remember, you sleep for 7-8 hours without food, that’s why it’s called breaking the fast, breakfast.

According to the World Health Organization, eating breakfast every morning and daily fruit consumption are two of the most important signs of healthy living. A study from Harvard University states that men who regularly skip breakfast have a 27% higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who do eat breakfast.

And women who skip breakfast have a 20% higher risk of being diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Having foods like Chapati and egg wraps (like ones sold on the roadside) for breakfast can energize your morning’s to such a great extent. You’ll find yourself feeling happy and ready for the day!

Breakfast is important to everyone’s overall health and performance.

In the morning you need to replenish your body’s blood sugar or glucose, the main energy source for the brain.

Eating breakfast is associated with an overall better diet. It makes a high contribution to essential nutrient intake in children and adults, such as potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, iron, and fiber. It’s actually a prime opportunity to help meet the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for nutrients.

Children who eat breakfast have been found to have higher school attendance levels, they stay alert, have improved concentration, and in overall, their test scores are higher.

Cereal for Breakfast

A great option for breakfast is muesli cereal with milk/yoghurt (in modest quantities) and fruit. Try not to serve cereal on its own, even when it says it has fruit and vitamins in it. Always accompany the cereal you feed yourself or your child with some fruit, and a slice of bread with peanut butter.

Good cereals provide protein to support muscle growth and carbohydrates to help you refuel. They are only finer rich, they have seeds, nuts and grains in them. If you can afford to, chose this option for breakfast.

Alternatively, buy a cereal and enrich it with your own ground and cashew nuts, flaxseed and fruit. Cereal tastes so good when it has fresh fruit and nuts in it.

As the popular proverb goes “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. So begin enjoying having breakfast every morning to improve your day.

Happy Breakfasting!


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