We all grew up listening to our parents and their parents advising us to have a healthy breakfast every morning. But only a few of us can follow that advice in our daily lives. 'Breakfast like a king,' is an adage that is scientifically proven to be important for every individual. The most important meal of the day can have a tremendous effect on your physical and mental health.
Looking for reasons as to why you need to have a good meal at the start of your day, then here's why breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day:
#1. Boost your metabolism
Eating a good breakfast can fire up your metabolism, it on- starts a lot of biological processes related to digestion and storing of food which causes an increase in energy usage. This increased expenditure of energy is at a higher level in the morning than evening. A healthy metabolism is essential to not put on too much weight and lead a healthy lifestyle.
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#2. Regulate glucose levels and hormones
Each morning when you wake up in the morning, your glucose level is low, and your cortisol level is high. When your glucose level is low, you feel weak and get drained quickly and to maintain a healthy level of blood glucose, it is important you take in some complex carbohydrates. It also decreases your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes. Also when you sleep, your body goes into repair mode, and that increases cortisol which is a stress hormone. This hormone breaks down muscle protein and increases the storage of fat in the body, and the only way to counter is with a diet full of nutrients.
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#3. Improves concentration
The mechanism of the body is similar to that of a machine, and when it’s low on energy, it does not function well. A morning meal acts as a fuel for your brain to keep it running and increase your productivity. When your mind is not groggy, your concentration will be enhanced, and you will have more strength and endurance all throughout the day.
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#4. Keep your heart healthy
The evidence is piling up every day on the effect that a healthy breakfast can have on your heart. Going by research, breakfast can down the risk of a heart disease and avoiding breakfast can have the opposite effect and increase the danger of cardiovascular disease.
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#5. Control weight
A lot of people avoid breakfast thinking that piling up all that food in the morning can make them lose weight. The truth is the very opposite. A healthy breakfast can counter a lot of reasons that lead to weight gain and obesity. When you eat breakfast, you feel fuller for a longer period and consume fewer calories throughout the day. It also keeps hunger pangs way.
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#6. Physically active
Eating a good breakfast rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and other nutrients will give you a lot of energy right at the beginning of your day and help you kick start your morning on a high note. This way you will not fall short of your daily requirement of vitamins and minerals.
Finding a good and healthy breakfast options can sometimes be hard, and we struggle to prepare a good meal in the morning that’s loaded with a high level of nutrients. Here are some easy and healthy breakfast options that you can try out:
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#1. Toast with Banana, nut butter, and chia seed
It doesn’t get simpler than a piece of whole grain bread toast, and all you need to do is spread nut butter on it, arrange some sliced banana and chia seed, and you have a meal loaded with vitamins and minerals.
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#2. Quinoa Fruit Salad
Cut various fruits of your liking and add them to a bowl. You can throw in some salt and lemon juice to add to the taste. Take a scoop of quinoa that not only have a savory taste but are also very good for health and add them to the bowl.
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#3. Avocado toast with eggs
Again just a simple toast with a simple and healthy twist. Just add smashed avocados to whole grain bread, sprinkle some salt and pepper and add eggs, sunny side up for a healthy protein rich breakfast.
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