“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” ~ Adelle Davis
You have to admit it that there are some mornings where you have to drag yourself out of bed to rush through your morning routines. When making breakfast is the last thing you can manage to do. And gourmet breakfast is certainly not a realistic goal when you race against time.
But then, if you have the luxury and time, by all means sit down and enjoy your aloo parathas, upma or fluffy idlis with steaming sambhar.
“Breakfast is an important meal to begin with and can help stabilize your hunger pangs during the day, if done right. Breakfast provides our body, the much needed fuel and energy after an overnight of fasting. This is exactly why this meal is known as breakfast. Breakfast is a perfect vehicle to kick-starts your metabolism early morning. It’s always better to eat more food earlier in the day when the metabolism and blood sugar levels are under control.” Suggests practicing nutritionist Ms. Payal Talesra.
“To me, the concept of an ideal breakfast does not exist. I normally eat what suits my body and follow the rule of eating everything in moderation. I try to include a simple breakfast to keep me energetic and also prevent me from eating unhealthy food for the rest of the day.” She says.
Importance of breakfast:
• Boosts your metabolism
• Lifts your mood
• It restores blood sugar levels.
• You are less likely to be overweight
• Improves memory, concentration and performance
I make sure to include the following in my breakfast:
1. Complex carbohydrates such as wholegrain (millet, oats) for fiber and energy
2. Protein (yogurt, sprouts, nuts and eggs)
3. Fruits & vegetables for antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
4. Healthy fats (nuts, seeds, milk, avocado)
5. Keep yourself sufficiently hydrated during the day.
It’s the beginning of your day, make your breakfast count!
Disclaimer: The following article is my interpretation of information I gathered from my nutritionist, internet references and friends working in the same field.
The views and nutritional advice expressed here are not intended to treat or prevent any disease or to replace the advice of your doctor.