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10 Reasons why Breakfast is Important?

Why Breakfast is so important, here are 10 Reasons

One of the important meals of the day is Breakfast and this is for Good reasons. The name Breakfast itself suggests that it breaks the overnight fasting period. It refills your supply of glucose to lift your energy levels and alertness while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health.

There are many health benefits of Breakfast and studies have shown that. Breakfast improves your energy levels and ability to concentrate in the short term and can help with better weight management, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and heart diseases in the long term.

Many people skip breakfast despite knowing the health benefits of breakfast. You have to make breakfast easy for yourself and there are plenty of ways to make breakfast easier.

Breakfast
Breakfast

  • Energy in Breakfast

After 10 hours of sleep and not eating for these 10 hours breakfast replenishes the nutrients in your body and restores energy in the body. 

Most of the energy comes from glucose and glucose is absorbed from the carbohydrate you eat. Energy is stored in the form of fats in our body. Our brain relies on glucose for energy and overnight our liver breaks down glycogen and releases it into our bloodstream as glucose to keep your blood sugar level stable. Breakfast boosts your energy levels and restores your glycogen levels ready to keep your metabolism up for the day. People who eat breakfast tend to be more physically active in the morning than those who don’t eat until later in the day. 

Why breakfast is important?
Why breakfast is important?

  • Breakfast helps you control your weight

Skipping breakfast can lead to obesity and overweight and people who regularly eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight or obese. Let’s know how breakfast may help you control your weight?

  1. It helps you control your appetite by preventing large fluctuation in your blood glucose levels.
  2. Eating Breakfast can fill you up before heavy meals, and you are less likely to just grab especially food with high fat, energy, and added sugar when hunger really strikes 

  • Breakfast Boost brain Power

Breakfast and brain power are interconnected. A healthier breakfast means healthier mind. If you don’t eat breakfast start eating breakfast because you can struggle to focus and may feel bit sluggish as well. If your brain will not get the required amount of energy(glucose) which it needs to get going it’s time to rethink. There has been done lot of study how skipping breakfast can affect your mental performance, including your attention, ability to concentrate and memory. Some tasks may feel harder than they normally would.

For Children and adolescents’ regular breakfast is important to perform better academically compared to those who skip breakfast. They are active, remain fresh throughout the day, which further leads to positive health and academic outcomes. 

Pakistani famous breakfast
Importances of Breakfast
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  • Breakfst helps you make better food choices

Breakfast can benefit with your overall diet. Breakfast means you have a healthier diet because breakfast means you have also better eating habits. You are less likely to be hungry for snacks during the day than people who skip breakfast. Skipping breakfast tend to nibble or snacks during the mid-morning or afternoon. These snacks cause problem to our bodies. They are low in Vitamins, minerals and fibre and high in fat and salt. 

  • Longterm Health

For long-term health benefits you need to eat breakfast daily. Breakfast reduces obesity, high blood pressure, heart diseases and diabetes.

Eating breakfast in the morning with family can improve family bonding and a good start of the day. It has also long term affects on family relations. Especially for young kids. Breakfast can develop good eating habits which can last a lifetime. So breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 

An initial ‘trigger’ with carbohydrates is critical for jumpstarting the metabolism
Healthy Breakfst is Important

  • Breakfast Kickstarts your metabolism

After a long night sleep Breakfast literally breaks the fasting. It jump-starts your metabolism in the morning. Its very important to getting your metabolism work early morning to help burn calories throughout the day. Skipping breakfast mean to conserve, rather than burn, extra calories. 

MAKING GOOD BREAKFAST CHOICES

Some people think a doughnut or a cup of coffee will do the trick, but it is not. Experts advise to be more careful about what you choose to start your day. Here are some suggestions for those on the go.

  • Protein shakes with low-fat or fresh fruit.
  • Cereal are high in fiber and cane be a good combination with fruits. Low fat milk or soy or rice milk substitute can be taken as well.
  • Peanut butter with toast is also a good option for those who wants high fiber food.
  • Protein bar and yogurt or a glass of milk can also do the job. 

“Breakfast is like exercing. if you make room for it in the morning, you will look and feel great throughout the day”. (Tangney)

Breakfast is Like exercising
Breakfast is like exercising


 

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