What a bright sunny day it is! My friend Aparna, a regular chatterbox that she is, asks- "So what’s on your chart today?" I Said “Breakfast” “Err , what?” I asked her,” Did you have your breakfast today?”, “No, but why? I feel much energetic without having it!”
“No first have your breakfast, only then start your daily chores” I reminded her. Such an old story it seems right? You must have heard these constant reminders from your Ma, Grandma, and mom since ages. But still, some people due to the hurry of getting to the office in time, some due to silly excuses of feeling lethargic after having it, and some in order to get skinny AVOID breakfast which can lead to various health disorders. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
“All Happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”- John Gunther
Here are some reasons as to why Breakfast is so important!
Breakfast itself, when broken up means “break the fast” And after a fast of almost 6-8 hours, we are having something. Then it surely must be something healthy and nutritious. And therefore care should be taken to not to avoid it by any means.
Research has shown that consuming breakfast helps you focus more and helps to increase the concentration. It also helps to boost memory. Kids who ate their breakfast performed better in the classroom than the kids who did not have their breakfast.
Breakfast can help you to lose the weight. Because when you have breakfast in the morning, then you will tend to eat less in the lunch, and thus it helps you maintain your body weight too.
Eating breakfast helps the brain to function properly and thus improves mental alertness and cognitive functions.
Eating in the morning also helps the body to maintain its glucose levels. Thus it should not be avoided. If you are diabetic then you definitely should not avoid breakfast.
Eating breakfast can improve your metabolism, as the breakfast is the first meal of the body after a gap of whole 6-8 hours, therefore the body’s metabolism becomes slow at that time. It certainly requires energy which a wholesome breakfast could provide.
Some foods when consumed like millets also helps your body release serotonin. Serotonin, usually termed as 'happy hormone' elevates your moods, thereby reducing stress. Thus nature provides you a natural way through which you can keep your serotonin levels up. Moreover, the reason as to why we should not skip breakfast is that you can keep many kinds of diseases at bay. Many diseases such as, diabetes, crdiac related diseases, obesity, heart burn, acidity which can lead to a stomach ulcer, etc. can be avoided by taking breakfast.
Moreover, the reason as to why we should not skip breakfast is that you can keep many kinds of diseases at bay. Many diseases such as, diabetes, crdiac related diseases, obesity, heart burn, acidity which can lead to a stomach ulcer, etc. can be avoided by taking breakfast.
There is a famous saying which goes as, “The breakfast should be like a king, lunch should be like a common man, and dinner should be as a pauper’s.” You can have heavy meals in your breakfast because then you will be having the whole day to digest it. In the lunch take moderate servings of the meal that you prefer to eat. But in the night you should eat only very scarcely such as eat only a bowl of boiled vegetables or take some vegetable juices.
This will help your body to have a sound sleep, on the other hand when you take dinners in the late night and it is heavy, it will hinder you from sleeping properly. People who follow this rule stay healthy.