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It goes without saying that increased alertness and a more positive mood are essential for everybody to perform at their best be it studying or working. A happier mood ensures better work and improved performance. Additionally studies have proven that individuals who have their breakfast also demonstrate better memory and cognitive function in comparison to those who remain hungry in the mornings. Reasonable energy intakes during the morning improve short-term memory although super high calorie breakfasts actually impaired concentration levels. (2 3 Breakfast Research) Not only is it important to have your breakfast but it is also important to choose what you have. According to one of the studies in France the size of your breakfast does not have an effect over your mood but it can affect short-term memory.
This might sound strange but sometimes I give my daughter chicken and noodles for breakfast she loves this and it s far more nutritious then eating white toast cereals and sugary refined foods. Have slow release carbohydrates such as porridge wholemeal bread and good protein. This will give you sustained energy release throughout the day. Two poached eggs on wholemeal toast are ideal. States Laura. Forget cereal bars you may as well have a bar of chocolate and drink fruit juice with the bits otherwise the sugar is being released to fast into our bodies. In Japan it is common to eat rice soup or steamed vegetables in the morning. It may take some getting use to but the benefits are reduced fat and added nutrients from the veggies. Still not got time for breakfast? How to break the fast past Excuse 1 - I need my sleep Stop snoozing start living. If you re not a morning person it s hard to resist the snooze button but taking time for breakfast will give you more energy to face the day then an extra 10 minutes in bed ever could.
After not eating for several hours your metabolism goes into "starvation" mode it slows down automatically and switches to energy saving and storage state. This is the body s ingenious survival mechanism for dealing with situations of lack of food for hours and days but because we live in an affluent society survival situations are particularly infrequent hence prolonged fasting periods cause the body to simply store excess weight as fat. Two. Weight loss and hunger The concept that skipping breakfast contributes to weight loss and calorie saving is fundamentally wrong since by doing so we actually throw our body out of balance. Many studies have also shown an inverse correlation between maintain a healthy weight and eating Breakfast namely those who eat in the morning have a lower weight than others who skip breakfast.