No time for Breafast
All of us have heard now and again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But knowing this doesn’t stop an individual from skipping this meal or choosing to only have coffee. Believe it or not, this happens in every corner of the earth.
We need to recognize the reality, which is, breakfast is very significant meal of the day, and by eating breakfast first thing, will actually help your overall diet and eating habits, by not skipping breakfast.
Breakfast is appropriately named: break-fast. People do not eat while they sleep, and 6 to 8 hours is a long time to go without food, and even longer if we had no meal the night before.
Therefore, breakfast is the first time a person will eat anything for a long period of time. Your body is fasting, and upon raising the fast should be broken.
There are a number of nutrients, such as proteins, that can’t be stored in the body, and need to be replenished as soon as possible.
Breakfast is similar to the match that lights the fire. It happens to be an essential source of energy that allows the body to function properly throughout the day, and this includes, both an increase in physical and mental capabilities.
Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast weigh less than those who don’t. Many, who don’t eat breakfast, wind up starving at lunch, and overeating, or snacking several times before lunch. Usually the snacks are not nutrient dense, but rather non-nutritious or junk food as it is called.
Overeating can and will lead to obesity, with other side effects, including cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes, too mention a few.
The gall-bladder is also affected. During the night the body repairs itself from the prior day. The liver makes bile and stores it in the gall-bladder. By morning the gall-bladder is waiting for food to enter the stomach, so it can release the bile.
When this does not happen, morning after morning, the vile will soon calcify, and the gall-bladder will become infected and will need to be removed. Of course, this takes years to happen, but once the gall-bladder is gone, weight problems will then set in.
Healthy foods, which are eaten at breakfast, such as whole grain toast, bagels, eggs, meat, bran cereals, and fruit will be a useful source of vitamins and minerals to provide energy for the rest of the day.
Usually when these are not obtained first thing in the morning, it will be difficult to compensate for them throughout the day. Keep in mind that without the appropriate levels of nutrients, the body will certainly not function properly.
Beside over eating, and not eating the right foods, our emotional well-being is also affected.
By consuming a healthy breakfast, it results in us choosing healthier foods throughout the rest of the day, so you consistently obtain the proper nutrition that your body needs.
If we only drink coffee before going to work, and once at work, our bodies are letting us know it needs fuel, and aside from feeling tired, we look for a energy drink, a small snack from the snack machine or a doughnut that might be in the break room. Do you see the vicious cycle from skipping breakfast?
Setting aside 15 minutes in the morning to enjoy breakfast, can really make a big difference in your life, and how you feel. When eating breakfast you should incorporate foods from at least three different food groups.
As an example, you could have a whole grain English muffin, smeared with cream cheese (a dairy food group) or almond butter (a protein food group), and an orange (a fruit group). Even a breakfast with an egg, 100% whole wheat toast, and fresh squeezed orange juice will do as well.
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