All these years, I never take breakfast seriously. In a year time, my health condition goes backward and downward, every now and then I’d be bogged down by all kinds of illness. Every time it strikes me, my mood can’t be any positive. I have to shake-off this root problem, it has been stamping me since I was a kid. I ought to admit I have less stronger immune system than most of my peers, that’s why I get sick easily. I’m so desperate to get my health back on track. At some point, I’m disappointed with myself, for not pressing enough on my get-healthy-plan. 😕 Today, I came across an article on breakfast.
Millions of people who skip breakfast and have never invested time in researching the consequences of their act, usually wonder why do experts regard breakfast as the most important meal of the day and how come it is still the most important meal of the day, surpassing the nutritional value of a healthy lunch or even dinner. However, for millions others who do eat a healthy breakfast, their secret to good health lies within this first day’s meal. So, it is vital for you to understand why eating breakfast is crucial for your overall heath.
While you are sleeping, your body continues to perform its functions and thus consuming resources, but in a lower rate than when you are awake since your metabolism slows down to compensate for the decreased energy needs. After waking up in the morning, because your body does not have enough time to return to its normal state is still experiencing the decreased metabolism state which can be ceased with eating a healthy breakfast. That is actually why it has this particular name “break” the “fasting” process.
Thus, a healthy breakfast will end the calorie conservation period and will allow your metabolism to increase to its normal levels. This is why when you actually eat in the morning you feel that your energy levels have increased and you are ready to begin your day’s tasks. Moreover, for those of you who are dieting in order to loose weight, you should know that skipping breakfast will not save you from the calories you are trying to avoid. By deciding not to begin your day with a healthy intake, you are not allowing your body’s metabolism to go back to its normal state and you actually loose a protein called “leptin” that has been discovered to keep your body working efficiently and thus loosing weight.
Since now you are familiar with the basics on metabolism and overnight fasting, you should concentrate on what your healthy breakfast should include. Avoid simple carbs and concentrate on consuming complex carbs, lean proteins and healthy fats. Whole wheat bread, cereals, white meats, eggs, low-fat dairy products, vegetables and fruits are excellent breakfast choices.
Remember to eat small portions throughout the day, but not to exclude breakfast from your daily nutritional plan. Soon you will be grateful for waking up ten minutes earlier but at the end of the day you will have much more energy to spare and you will feel fitter and healthier all day long. Credit
I also discovered an useful website – Nutrition Data where you can get to know and keep track on what you eat at the same time. Before my health decline further, I’d better start my day off with a simple cup of chocolate milk, egg and cereal bread from now on. 😉
***What’s your breakfast, mate?***