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They say ignorance is bliss but there are times when ignorance of people makes me sad. One such instance is when people do not think breakfast is important and chose not to include it in their routine. It is said that one should eat like a king for breakfast queen for lunch and popper for dinner. Unfortunately for many people for reasons of their own dinner happens to be the biggest meal and breakfast is the first one to be skipped. I have always believed that to a large degree you are what you eat so I think food plays an important part in one s life especially the quality of life. That is one of the reasons why I take time and effort to not just prepare good food but also to write a lot about it so I spread some awareness in whatever little way I can. Reason I say it makes me sad is because the effects of skipping breakfast may not be seen immediately. But over time one will have to face the consequences. When some of my friends say they do not have breakfast I feel bad because they are not doing any good for their body.
Before bed combine ½ cup of low fat yogurt a banana 4 strawberries and ½ cup of apple juice in a blender. In the morning add ice and blend until smooth. Visit NHS breakfast for life for more healthy recipes and how to incorporate a healthy breakfast into your family s life. Remember eating breakfast is the best start to your day notice how great you feel if you don t skip breakfast. Ever wondered what can happen to your mood if you skip your breakfast? Lots! Breakfast provides the body with the energy to get going in the mornings and skipping your essential needs in the morning can leave you tired and frustrated by the afternoon. And no coffee and a cigarette doesn t count - you need quick healthy breakfast ideas and ideally some high energy breakfast recipes that work for you. Breakfast - breaking your fast - has to involve some food! Benefits of breakfast on mood A study conducted in the UK looked at the benefits of having cereal bars in the morning compared with not having breakfast at all.
In this article I hope to summarise what I have read and understood about the importance of breakfast and also some simple yet quick breakfast ideas to make it easier for you. Let us look at the impact of having or not having breakfast to better understand why bother with breakfast 1. Weight management - many believe that skipping breakfast so they reduce calories would help them lose weight. It cannot be farther from the truth. When we sleep during the night our body slows down so metabolism slows down. When we have something to eat in the morning we are effectively giving the signal to the body that the day has begun and metabolism should increase. However people who skip breakfast deny their body of this signal so they feel sluggish as they continue until lunch with slow metabolism.