The importance of Breakfast
Article courtesy of Cheryl Haining
Do You Eat Breakfast?
It is not a myth. Eating breakfast is an important part of
attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The morning
meal enables your body to refuel itself after enduring a nightlong
fast or 10 hours or more. It assists in re-energizing your
body’s metabolism and providing sufficient amounts of
energy and nutrients for you to survive the earliest part
of the day. Remember breakfast is the first opportunity for
you to replenish your body’s exhausted energy reserves.
Whatever you do don’t waste this opportunity. While
breaking the nocturnal fast is important, eating appropriately
is just as essential. Eating a good breakfast, low in fat,
and rich in dietary fibre and micronutrients will mentally
and physically set you up for anything the day may throw at
Why Breakfast is Important.
By choosing not to eat a well-balanced breakfast you may be
putting your health in danger. Studies have shown that people
who regularly skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight
and have less energy than those who always eat breakfast.
The consumption of a healthy breakfast has
been shown to improve short-term memory. People who regularly
eat breakfast have less fatigue and lower cholesterol level
than those who skip breakfast. Research has demonstrated that
children who eat correctly at breakfast perform better in
class and produce higher marks than those who do not. If you
want to have an improved, healthy body then it is vital to
eat a nourishing breakfast. Research has shown that skipping
breakfast causes a lowered metabolic rate, which means fewer
calories burned throughout the day. Over time this has the
potential to lead to an unhealthy Body Mass Index.
What is a healthy breakfast?
Choose foods that are natural and unprocessed. Eat whole fruit
rather than fruit juice. Whole fruits provide extra fibre.
Vary the colour of the fruits you eat. Different coloured
fruits and vegetables contain different nutrients.
Yogurt, wholegrain dark bread, high fibre
cereal with soy or low fat milk, are excellent choices. Try
making your own delicious museli, (email me for a recipe).
Three to six servings of protein a day is recommended. Protein
sources include eggs, tofu, fish, lean meat and nuts. Mix
and match from the above items or add your own healthy favorites.
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Start The Day Right
Don’t fool yourself “Fuel” yourself. Build
breakfast into your basic routein every morning. You will
soon notice a great improvement in your energy and well-being.
A great morning leads to a great day.
Cheryl Haining is a skin care, body shape
and nutrition coach. She has her own successful business.
Her mission statement is to ensure everyone reaches their
optimum body shape, size and condition for their wedding day
and always. Contact Cheryl at www.radiantbride.info
or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org