“Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper” it is a well known phrase but do we really follow this?? During a busy morning schedule, it is very easy to let breakfast fall down in our priority list but taking just a few minutes to have something can really make a big difference to our day. After an overnight fast, breakfast provides fuel to our brain and body. That is why it is called as BREAKFAST (breaking the fast). Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in day. People who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight as compared to those who have it regularly. Having breakfast can improve our concentration, memory and keeps us active throughout the day.
Now the question comes what should be included in your breakfast to make it healthy? The best mix of breakfast includes carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Carbohydrate is essential for instant energy and the protein will give it later on. Fiber gives the feeling of fullness. A whole-grain cereal, low-fat milk and fruit is a perfect combination of healthy breakfast. You can either have them separately or make a smoothie from any fruit, low-fat yogurt, and a teaspoon of bran. For days when you don’t have time to prepare your breakfast, nuts or whole-grain granola bars are are easy options but you should not make it a regular habit. Avoid to pick just a pastry, doughnut or biscuits for your breakfast.
Remember, in today’s world all of us have hectic schedules and fast life but it doesn’t mean that you should not take care of yourself. Proper and nutritious diet is a key to good health and if we are not in a good health then there is no point in taking so much stress just for earning money. So right from today, pamper yourself, take out time for your meals and make yourself a priority in your life.
Healthy breakfast recipes: Poha, upama, roti sandwich, suji pizza, vermicelli noodles, chickpea chaat, chana chaat, potato bread/aloo parantha,