Best Breakfast Practices to Keep Yourself Fit The Whole Day

Best Breakfast Practices to Keep Yourself Fit The Whole Day

Did you know that breakfast is the most important and the most required meal of the day? Yes, studies reveal that those who have a healthy breakfast are smarter and healthier than those who skip their first meal of the day. Infact it was also concluded that most of them who either fall in the overweight or unhealthy category are those who do not have their breakfast.

Following Few Simple Practices Can Help You Make Best Of Your Breakfast:

Sit to Eat: Its very important that you sit to eat, in other words eat mindfully. According to the dieticians, those who hop and jump with different work in mind while having their breakfast tend to loose on the nutrients the food offers. Their body is more concerned in fulfilling the tasks on their mind than absorbing the essential nutrients and thus resulting in a unhealthy and tiring day there on. So it's advised that you sit to eat and enjoy every morsel of your meal by relishing its flavors.

Fill your entire day with essential nutrients: According to a recent study published in the ADA (American Dietetic Association) Journal it was stated that those who skip on the first meal of the day skip on various nutrients like Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Fiber and Iron. These essential nutrients helps strengthen your immune system thereby helping you to fight against every disease, from fever to heart ailments. Consider food like fruits, vegetables, nut butter or nts, omelet, bread, oatmeal, cereals etc. These varieties of whole foods helps combat the body from very health issues.

Fiber rich breakfast: It's important that you include fiber in your breakfast. A fiber rich breakfast combined with lean protein and carbohydrates keeps your body full and satisfied.

  • The insoluble found in whole grain foods like cereals, breads, oatmeal etc takes longer time to digest, thereby leaving you feel full throughout the day.
  • The soluble fibers found in fruits and grains helps in lowering the cholesterol level in the body
  • Finally the lean protein and carbohydrates help in maintaining the energy level of the body, the whole day

Like what you eat: It's important that you like what you eat rather than eating the food just to fill your stomach. As mentioned previously its important that you treat your taste buds with your favorite food items and enjoy your meal in order for your body to absorb the essential nutrients from it. If the food you like isn't a good source of nutrients for your body then try to find a healthier version of it. Today there are several brands in the market that offers healthy and tasty food items that are rich in minerals, vitamins, calcium and various other nutrients.

Its important that you know that the food you are consuming is good for your health or is it just paving way for any health hazard. Opt for food that will strengthen your immune system and help you and your family live a healthier and a happier life.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad