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As the saying goes “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. Why is a good and heavy breakfast so essential? Many people skip breakfast due to their busy schedule or for many other reasons. In fact, breakfast is a meal that should never be skipped, no matter what.
Missing breakfast means that during the course of the day, you will most likely be unable to make up for the important and beneficial nutrients that you have missed with your breakfast. By eating a complete breakfast before you start your day, you ensure that you are supplying your body with the right and recommended servings of the essential vitamins and minerals. You are also ensuring that you do not overeat at other meals during the course of the day.
Eating cereals, which are fortified with vitamins, during breakfast, is one way of making sure that you are providing your body with the recommended nutrients. Adding milk and fruits to the cereal further increases the vitamin and the mineral intake.
Keeping the right balance of glucose and insulin affects your metabolism as well as your health. A healthy breakfast tends to increase your blood sugar a bit which your body takes some time to absorb. This means you will be full for 5 hours or so till lunch time.
On the other hand, skipping breakfast means prolonging your fasting which would lead to an above-the-normal boost of the hunger hormone, ghrelin. This will make you overeat during your next meal making your glucose level spike up or dip down. This continuous production of insulin, to compensate for the high levels of glucose, will ultimately burn it out and you will most likely end up with diabetes.
Quinoa , which is actually a seed, contains a whole range of nutrients like protein, magnesium, fiber, manganese and copper among many more. It has been found effective in the prevention of diabetes besides, atherosclerosis and insulin resistance.
Many individuals fail to take the recommended amount of fiber that is essential for their body. Including berries, whole grains, vegetables and also beans with your scrambled eggs, omelets or breakfast wraps with your breakfast, is a sure-shot way of making sure that your body gets enough of fibers. Having oatmeal and strawberries at breakfast-time is another way of also lowering cholesterol.
Eating breakfast regularly also helps to get our metabolism up-and-about. At night, when we are sleeping, our metabolism also slows down. Once we get up, we need to bring our metabolic rate out of its fasting state and a good and healthy breakfast is just the way to do it. Boosting your metabolic rate is a major way of losing and maintaining weight.
Eat a healthy bowl of muesli with skimmed meal to start your day with a lot-fat but high-nutrient diet. Muesli is available in sumptuous variants with real fruits, soya, nuts and strawberry.
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