Have you ever tried to drive a car with no fuel? I mean, how far would you be able to push it? Maybe a mile. That’s when the engine gets completely exhausted and your beloved car is no longer fit to be travelled in.
Now replace your car with something much much more important. Your body and health. Our body acts as a machine which when fuelled and maintained properly could take us to lengths. But pushing it to that extra mile without proper fuel will eventually wear it out.
That’s where breakfast plays its daily dose of magic upon you.
As the name suggests, Breakfast charges you up after a gap of 8-10 hours. Your night long fast is broken with a sumptuous meal consisting of adequate health benefits which will get you running for the rest of the day. Research shows that breakfast adds up to 25% of your daily essential intakes, one which even meals consumed at the later part of the day fails to live up to. Yes, even lunch and dinner are of importance but gulping down some fresh juice at the start of your day right after your yoga session does the trick.
Research shows that a proper filling breakfast has all the five important nutritional elements like calcium, iron, protein, carbohydrates and minerals. These comprise to become the best breakfast one can kick start their day with. Fruits, vegetables, milk and sprouts happen to be the best sources of these nutritional nuclear. Once one misses breakfast it is hardly likely that these energy doses can be compensated for in the forthcoming meals.
Now, let’s get to the more mainstream benefits of breakfast; one that’ll catch the attention of the ladies waiting to slip into those body hugging jeans. Waistline. Yes! Having a nutritious breakfast at the start of your day helps you loosen those extra inches layering your unadulterated beauty. Start your day with a bowl of protein, vitamins and minerals and they not only add a natural glow but even help you burn that extra fat. If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.
Adhere as there’s no wonder that nobody likes to add a few inches to their waistlines’.
Other than that, there are a few other technical reasons which would tell you why breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function. Many studies have shown how eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and it can also make us happier as it can improve mood and lower stress levels. For adults it is absolutely necessary as men would never again be victims of war waged by their own wives/girlfriends when they forget their anniversary or God forbid birthdays.
In studies amongst children, breakfast can improve attainment, behaviour and has been linked to improved grades. Just like any other organ in the body, the brain needs energy to work at its best! So, the next time children can blame the lack of marks in mathematics on the lack of protein served in the early morning bowl.
Men require a bit more energy to get through the day than women. That big bulky ego inside an equally huge flesh mass needs to be fed good to let the day going. For adults, men require approx. 2500 kcals and women approx. 2000 kcals per day.
Adolescent and growing children too need energy to run their day. Research shows that boys aged 7-10 years need 1970 kcal energy whereas girls aged the same require 1740 kcal energy. Now, you wouldn’t want your child to sit around in the playground while other’s kids have a gala time hitting sixes beyond the boundaries. So, eat good kid and go get’em tiger!
Lastly, it is proven that breakfast is not only beneficial for a day but it has long term benefits as well. Abiding by the habit of a healthy breakfast followed by a healthy regime not only adds days to your life but those extra energy doses adds life to your days.
Breakfast is an excellent occasion to eat together as a family when possible. Hence to keep yourself fit and healthy and also to adhere to this habit lifelong, one needs to cultivate them throughout their growing up and adolescent period. This becomes an important factor in reducing the prevalence of breakfast skipping and developing good eating habits that last a lifetime.
All said and done, breaking your fast with breakfast happens to be the most important part of your day.