Hi friends and welcome back to Mindful Routines. In the next series of posts we will talk about Breakfast and why it is an important meal. Breakfast bridges the long gap between the night time meal and the next day. A healthy breakfast can make a significant difference in our overall health and well-being. It provides the jump-start needed to start our day energized.
We’re going to break down the facts so you can understand how a healthy breakfast is a critical component to overall good health. We will also share some quick & healthy breakfast options so you can always start your morning on the right track, and build a better breakfast routine.
What Is The Importance And Benefits Of A Healthy Breakfast?
Breakfast is the first meal of the day as it breaks the overnight fasting period especially when taken in the morning. A healthy breakfast restores your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients. It kick-starts your metabolism & improves your energy levels, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also improves ability to concentrate in the short term which can enhance productivity.
Skipping the morning meal can throw off your body’s rhythm of fasting and eating. When your body doesn’t get that fuel from food, you may feel zapped of energy — and you’re more likely to overeat later in the day. Despite the benefits of breakfast for your health and well-being, many people often skip it, for a variety of reasons. The good news is there are plenty of ways to make it easier to fit breakfast into your day.
You don’t need to eat a big meal for breakfast. The best approach breakfast is to eat a combination of foods that contain: carbs, protein, fiber and healthy fats. This will give you that good morning zap of energy, help you feel full, help you absorb nutrients and keep you energized throughout the day!
In the our next series of posts, we will talk about some easy breakfast options that are healthy, delicious, and easy to make.