Breakfast

Breakfast is important and one of the benefits of renting a corporate furnished apartment is that you can easily make one for yourself and easily equip your fridge with healthy products.
The fact is that you can have breakfast in hotel as well but in most of the times the temptation of eating UN healthy sugary or socked with oil breakfasts in hotels is not keeping your health in a good condition.

 

 

In a normal busy morning, breakfast is not on top of your priorities, it takes just a few minutes to have something to eat and it can really make a difference to your day. Change your priorities

 

What is behind breakfast?

 

Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - that's where its name originates, breaking the fast without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol

The Nutritionists advice is -

Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking

A healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your guideline daily allowance.

Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fiber. The body needs these essential nutrients & research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. Fruit and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals so try to include a portion of your daily five at breakfast, whether that be a banana or glass of fruit juice.

Breakfast can be good for waistline too, research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight and more likely to be within their ideal weight range compared with breakfast skippers. If you skip breakfast, you're more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.

 

Cognitive function

 

Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function. studies have shown how eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and it can also make us happier as it can improve mood and lower stress levels. In studies amongst children, breakfast can improve attainment, behavior and has been linked to improved grades. Just like any other organ in the body, the brain needs energy to work at its best

 

Energy

 

People's energy needs vary depending on activity levels and life stage but typically men require more energy than women. Growing children require a lot of energy, as an example boys aged 7-10yrs should consume approx. 1970 kcals per day, and girls aged 7-10yrs should consume approx. 1740 kcals. For adults, men require approx. 2500 kcals and women approx. 2000 kcals per day.Breakfast is an excellent occasion to eat together as a family when possible. Establishing good breakfast habits in childhood and maintaining them throughout adolescence may be an important factor in reducing the prevalence of breakfast skipping and developing good eating habits that last a lifetime.

 

 

Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day

 

Some people skip breakfast in an effort to lose weight, but that's not a good idea. It can backfire.
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight control more difficult. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal, or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger.

Some studies suggest that people tend to add more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals. Other studies show that weight management can be equally effective without breakfast.

 

 

Kids Need Breakfast

 

While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains need regular refueling often, from food. When kids skip breakfast, they don't get what they need to be at their best.
Short on time? Eating a wholesome, nutritious morning meal will probably save you time in the long run. By recharging the brain and body, you'll be more efficient in just about everything you do. Interestingly, studies show that kids who skip breakfast are tardy and absent from school more often than children who eat breakfast on a regular basis. Preparing a good breakfast can be as quick and easy as splashing some milk over cereal, or making oatmeal or a healthy smoothie.

 

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