It is a well proven fact that a healthy mind rests in a healthy body, and breakfast is the key to start living a life/day full of goodness.
The word ‘Breakfast’ is derived from breaking the fast of hours starting from the time that you last had a meal. The body uses stored energy, protein & calcium throughout the night for growth, repairs & maintaining blood sugar level. The breakfast essentially restores glycogen & other nutrients for a energy-filled day ahead, but also ensures our mental well-being.A good breakfast should encapsulate around 15 to 25% of the day’s needed energy. While the breakfast you can have hasn’t been written out anywhere and varies from country to country, there should be some important nutrients which should be included in this meal.
"What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?"
The breakfast should include fiber-rich carbohydrates which helps in proper digestion and regular bowel movements. It can help with eliminating cholesterol and maintaining the blood sugar levels. Also, protein should be an integral part of the breakfast as it can lower ghrelin (hunger-stimulating hormone) helping in feeling of fullness & reducing harmful snacking throughout the day. Healthy fats are equally essential as they might help reduce metabolic syndrome risk. Research indicates its significance in maintaining blood sugar, blood pressure & abnormal cholesterol levels. The meal should also entail good amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc and iron, which are all targeted to perform different functions for the body. While vitamin A is good for the eyes, vitamin C is known for its skin benefitting qualities. Zinc and Iron helps in maintaining the bones strong and to make the body gain more immunity.
Now, since the body is deprived of any liquid for a long time, the breakfast should also include a drink that would act as a hydrating component. Now this can be taken in the form of a large glass of milk or a herbal tea. Some people also prefer taking juice for the same. No matter what the choice of drink is, a good breakfast is not up to the mark till it has a liquid full of goodness in it.
Well, there is so much stress given on a good, healthy breakfast and still sometimes in the daily hustle and bustle of a busy life people have stopped giving it the attention that it needs. Till now, it had been clear that there are a lot of benefits that can be seeked out from a single meal if planned strategically, but are there any harms of not including this meal in our diet after all?
The answer is – “Yes”. There can be numerous harmful effects that our body can go through if not provided with a healthy breakfast every single day! Multiple studies suggest that a lack of well-balanced breakfast can affect cognitive performance in kids & skipping breakfast altogether has also been linked with increased risk of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes & obesity. Prone to being hungry most of the time till noon, snacking would become a very common habit and the junk food would again kick in as it fills the stomach temporarily.
With multiple options being available in the market, go for the ones with natural ingredients & read the label for avoilding preservatives, additives & sugar. We bring you Nut Butters like Almond Butter, cashew butter & more making for a great choice for a well-rounded breakfast. A single spoonful of the almond butters contain approx. 20 almonds & provides 4 gms of plant-based protein. Rich in the antioxidants like Vitamin E & Flavonoids, this helps in keeping the skin young & hairs healthy. It further helps in lowering down the cholesterol levels and heart diseases. The rich, creamy and delightful flavor of this butter can make a humble loaf of bread taste just as fancy. For on-the-go breakfast days, the Organic Snack Bar provides your body with the similar benefits.
All in all, having a healthy breakfast is not just a choice but is a lifestyle which should be adopted to live an active life, and for that, start today, start your mornings with the power packed meal and see the difference yourself.