Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day ‘, and for good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health.
Healthy breakfast options include: Cooked oatmeal topped with almonds or dried cranberries. A whole-wheat pita stuffed with hard-boiled egg and a vegetable such as spinach. A whole-wheat tortilla filled with vegetables, salsa and low-fat shredded cheese. A smoothie of fruits, plain yogurt and a spoonful of wheat germ.
“A balanced breakfast is really helpful, but getting regular meals throughout the day is more important to leave blood sugar stable through day, that helps control weight and hunger levels,” says Elder. “ Breakfast isn’t the only meal we should be getting right.”
Skipping the morning meal can throw off your body’s rhythm of fasting and eating. When you wake up, the blood sugar your body needs to make your muscles and brain work their best is usually low. Breakfast helps replenish it.
Here are the 12 best foods you can eat in the morning . Eggs. Eggs are undeniably healthy and delicious. Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt is creamy, delicious and nourishing. Coffee. Coffee is an amazing beverage to start your day. Oatmeal. Oatmeal is the best breakfast choice for cereal lovers. Chia Seeds. Berries. Nuts. Green Tea.
But it’s best to avoid eating bananas for dinner, or after dinner. It may lead to mucus formation, and indigestion. Nutritionist Nishi Grover recommends that one should have bananas before workouts to get some energy, but never at night .
Breakfast is the first meal of the day. Breakfast is usually served between 7.30/7.00 am, to 10.00/10.30 am. 3 types of the most popular breakfast are Continental breakfast , English Breakfast, and American breakfast .
Experts say that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat the rest of the day, but recent studies have found no difference in weight between those who skip their morning meal and those who don’t.
“The studies where people eat on time-restricted feeding in the morning or middle of the day are getting the best results,” she said. “The studies where people skip breakfast and lunch and only eat dinner show either no benefit or their health got worse, specifically blood sugar and blood pressure and cholesterol.”
Eating one meal a day is unlikely to give you the calories and nutrients your body needs to thrive unless carefully planned. Choosing to eat within a longer time period may help you increase your nutrient intake. If you do choose to try out eating one meal a day , you probably shouldn’t do it 7 days a week.
People who skip their morning meal are more likely to have clogged arteries. Skipping breakfast is linked to other harmful habits which can leads to hypertension, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol which in turn increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes by 27%.
The evidence is clear, there is nothing “special” about breakfast . It probably does not matter whether you eat or skip breakfast , as long as you eat healthy for the rest of the day. Breakfast does not “jump start” your metabolism and skipping it does not automatically make you overeat and gain weight.
By regularly skipping morning meals you are more susceptible to weight gain and at an increased risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes , obesity and high cholesterol (10, 6, 11, 12).