As the proverb goes, ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’, importance of breakfast is way above any meals of the day. This blog will not list down what to eat for breakfast, but will emphasize on why to eat it.
Life for today’s generation has becomes a humdrum affair. We are rather busy focusing on our career than our health. The latter is undoubtedly important in this competitive world, but health cannot be put on stake either. Just like hard work today secures our tomorrow, a healthy diet today lets you live that tomorrow.
In the throes of daily grind, we often forget to have a peaceful breakfast, or probably we end up skipping it. As the name implies, breakfast breaks the overnight long fasting. The glucose body is really low early morning and the only means to boost is by having a healthy nutritious breakfast within an hour of waking up.
When you eat your breakfast, you ramp up your metabolism which, in turn supports healthy weight maintenance. Many of us are under the misconception about losing weight by skipping breakfast. But on the contrary we end up gaining it. The reason is quite simple, lunch or dinner make up for the calorie deficit relate to not having had breakfast. Some theories suggest that skipping breakfast and overeating throughout the day means you consume the most number of calories during the most sedentary parts of the day.
Metabolism can be another cause of concern if you starve for long hours. Human body tends to have a slower metabolism early in the morning. Missing on breakfast reduce the body’s overall willingness to burn the calories throughout the day
Moving on to the health issues, heart disease are one of the major problems arising due to skipping of breakfast, the other being diabetes. Remaining in a fasting stage make a body weak, stressful and makes it works harder thus the heart being more prone to diseases. Dropping of sugar level is no good news either and as we tend to overeat our lunch due to the missed morning meal, our blood sugar level fluctuates. To sum up the repercussion, we have insulin intolerance which turns into diabetes at a later stage. Studies do say that diabetes is hereditary, but we can always delay the occurrence with a healthy lifestyle, breakfast being the paramount.
The list of the pros of having breakfast and cons of not having breakfast is unending. From energized mornings to dipping energies, from a happy face to a grumpy face, irritation, anger, headaches are few of the many effects caused when you skip the most important meal of your day. Please note that our priority is not about having the breakfast alone, but it’s about having a wholesome, balanced and healthy breakfast. Lets conclude by mentioning another proverb that focuses on the importance of the subject once again, ‘Eat your breakfast alone, share your lunch with friends and give your dinner to your enemy’.