Should You Really Eat Breakfast Like a King?
Breakfast provides our body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast. The word ‘breakfast’ essentially means breaking the fast. Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking.
Breakfast foods are good sources of energy, nutrients that are important for our body such as calcium, iron, vitamin B, and protein and fibre. Research shows that if these essentials are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins. One should try to include a portion of a banana or glass of fruit juice in breakfast.
Research shows breakfast eaters are less likely to be overweight and likely to be in their ideal weight range compared with breakfast skippers. People who skip breakfast reachout for high sugar and fatty snacks.
Researchers found that people making breakfast the largest meal of the day were more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI) compared to a large lunch or dinner eaters. Breakfast helps increase satiety, reduce calorie intake, improve the quality of our diet as breakfast foods are rich in fibre and nutrients.
Breakfast helps to jump start the metabolism and helps in burning calories all day long. By having breakfast, our body assumes that there are huge amounts of calories which are available for the day. Skipping breakfast, the body assumes that it needs to conserve all the incoming calories rather than burning.
Cognitive function : Breakfast restores glucose levels. Glucose is a carbohydrate that helps in the correct functioning of our brain.. Eating breakfast improves memory and concentration levels. It helps to improve mood and lowers stress levels.
This article suggests that eating a breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauoer is beneficial for increased energy expenditure and suggests that a heavy breakfast may increase weight loss.