Adelle Davis, the woman who first pioneered the first ideas of nutrition said – Breakfast like a King; Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper. Today after so many years, the entire world of health and nutrition have come to the common consensus that – breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we all should start this meal as a king. It is because, all through the day whatever comes our way, we will be at our royal best tackling all.
Eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast in the morning and one which includes proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and other nutrients is the most crucial needs of the overall health and functionality of our body. Wherein, proteins help build muscles and make them strong, carbohydrates provide the body with the fuel it needs to run throughout the day, vitamins and other nutrients like calcium helps develop stronger bones and improves our mental alertness.
Why is breakfast so important?
As the name suggests – breakfast means breaking fast after a long night without food. The gap between the two meals – dinner and breakfast, is the longest – more than almost 10 to 12 hours. Breakfast is the meal that you have for the first time after the day starts and you are having something to eat after a long period.
Breakfast kick starts the metabolism and helps burn calories throughout the day, which means that it helps losing weight also. It helps to stay focused and provides the body with the much-needed energy it needs to function optimally.
Having a breakfast like a king can bring about a great change in our body and thereby our life. When you skip your breakfast and starve yourself, your body enters the defence mode and start conserving the energy and throws the body into slower metabolic process. This further affects the calorie burning process of the body causing weight gain.
Here are some importance of having a breakfast and having it like a king:
- It helps improving our performance
The body gets energy deficient and dehydrated after a long night sleep. With a healthy breakfast, get to re-energize the body. After we have had breakfast, the body gets its essential nutrients. you could easily make out that your cognitive functions have improved like concentration, focus, speed and problem-solving skills.
- It prevents from gaining weight
Most of the time, people think that skipping their breakfasts can help them consume lesser calories. On the contrary, breakfast helps in consuming lesser calories by keeping you full throughout the day and preventing you from overeating during meals. The foods you eat during breakfast provides the body with essential nutrients that is stored in the body as energy and makes you feel productive during the day.
- It makes you feel energized
It is quite simple – you eat you feel good and you do not eat and you would not feel so good, and this applies to breakfast also. Breakfast happens to be the first meal of the day, and you are having something to eat after almost 8 to 10 hours of gap. Our body need energy to function properly and this energy comes from the food that we eat. So, when we eat in the morning, it kick starts our body’s energy and makes us ready for the day to come.
It benefits the skin
We know that eggs, lean proteins, fruits and nuts are an intricate part of a healthy breakfast. All of these foods are enriched with the goodness of vitamin A and D and lutein – that helps maintain healthy and glowing skin.
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Eating a healthy and heavy breakfast helps the body get all the essential nutrients that can not only promote good health but also make you a complete individual, full of energy and confidence. If you are one of them who have been missing or skipping breakfast, its time you should change your habit and stay energized for the rest of your life.
Practising since 2005 as a registered dietician under IDA, Sheela Seharawat is the founding member and chief mentor of Diet Clinic, operating around 35 outlets successfully all over the country.
A motivational speaker, an expert dietician and a strong believer of healthy and motivated living, she has transformed the lives of many through her breakthrough diets and inspiration on living a healthy life. Another feather is added to the name of Diet Clinic Health Care as the esteemed magazine and organization “Silicon India Start Up City” has recognized and awarded “Diet Clinic” in their annual listing of “10 Best Startups in Fitness, 2017”.