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Eating breakfast increases your metabolism and gives you the energy you need to start your day properly. It will aid your cognitive skills as you will be more alert. Digestion is improved which helps you eliminate unwanted toxins and breaks down bad fats says DR Jenkins. GP with a special interest in weight loss and nutrition. Research show children who regularly eat breakfast have improved concentration better standardized test scores and are less hyperactive. This shows that adults will also perform better at work. The author Somerset Maugham once said. The only way to eat well in England is to have breakfast 3 times a day. So why are we depriving ourselves? Researchers say skipping breakfast has become more common among adults in recent years perhaps due to efforts to lose weight and time pressures.
It s not just weight loss fluctuating mood swings and poor concentration that effect as. Worryingly not having our morning meal can also raise our risk of diabetes and heart disease. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows the effects of eating and skipping breakfast. Researchers examined calories eaten and burned throughout the day as well as circulating insulin glucose and cholesterol levels. Bad cholesterol levels were significantly lower and insulin response to eating was lower lowering the risk of diabetes. Higher levels of bad cholesterol LDL will worsen circulation and strain your heart. What should we be eating? Try to eat every two to three hours this will reduce blood sugar levels constantly rising and dropping explains Laura.
When it comes to children it is very important to set up healthy eating habit at an early stage and for that having breakfast is important. With children getting less and less playtime and exercise these days it is all the more important for them to eat healthy. There is no point in sending them to school to learn stuff if they cannot concentrate and as parents we need to give them adequate support to enable them to learn. Hopefully by now you are at least thinking about having breakfast. I come from a tamil Brahmin family and Brahmin meal plan is quite well known because most of them have a big mid morning meal later in the afternoon a tiffin or lighter meal is consumed while dinner sometimes is liquid intake or fruits or some cereals if not curd rice.