Thursday, 20 March 2014

Why Breakfast? Five Reasons You Need Breakfast

Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. It is the first food consumed after a gap of seven-eight hours. It acts like a booster for your body. Your activity level is maximum during the day time, so whatever you have during the breakfast gets burnt easily.  

Breakfast is important

1. Having breakfast helps you lose weight

Many researches and dieticians suggest that eating breakfast is correlated with long-term weight loss and weight maintenance. Breakfast stimulates metabolism, however when you skip meals your body goes into a lockdown stage, where it burns lesser calories.

2. Skipping it makes it harder to meet your nutritional needs

Foods consumed at breakfast are usually breads, cereals, milk and yogurt, these foods are a good source of carbohydrates, calcium and fiber. People who miss breakfast usually miss on these nutrients later.

3. It makes you energetic and smarter

When you start your day with a healthy breakfast, you feel energetic and lively. It boosts your mood too. Often people who skip breakfast are cranky. Breakfast provides an energy boost to the brain for mid-morning alertness and increases your performance manifolds.

4. You are less likely to eat junk

When you have breakfast, you are less likely to starve-binge. Don't skip breakfast as you may just land up losing control, later in the day.

5. It is very good for the better functioning of your heart and decreases the risk of diabetes

Researchers state that adults have the habit of skipping breakfast tend to have higher cholesterol, higher LDL and higher insulin levels.