The Importance Of A Good Breakfast

by Kevn Cashman

in Diet

The importance of a good breakfast cannot be overstated. What you eat in the morning is the fuel you put in your body to get you through the day. It provides energy, vitamins, protein, and other nutrients that you need to keep you going all day long.  It is important to understand what defines a good breakfast. A large sugary coffee and a few doughnuts might sound delicious, but your sugar crash will probably occur mid-morning, and you’ll find yourself hungry and listless. I always make sure my kitchen and refrigerator are stocked with what I need to prepare a healthy breakfast. It keeps me from taking less healthy shortcuts.

Your cooking skill should not impact your ability to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning. Even if you do not know how to make French toast (You might be surprised. Look how easy it is), you can still prepare a healthy morning meal. The cornerstone of a healthy and productive breakfast is protein. Most people find protein in things such as eggs. Whether you eat them scrambled, boiled, or poached, incorporating an egg into your breakfast routine is a great way to get the protein you need and keep your blood sugar and cholesterol balanced. Eggs are low in calories, high in good fats and low in bad fats. Considered a power food by many diet plans and nutritionists, you can get creative with how to eat an egg. Fry an egg and eat it on a piece of whole grain toast. Scramble a couple of eggs with your favorite veggies. If you need to eat on the run, keep a few hard boiled eggs in the fridge so you can grab one on your way out the door.

Breakfast is a good time to eat some whole grains and fruits as well. Try some toast or multi grain pancakes to get some fiber into your early morning diet. Fruits are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. A small bowl of berries will give you the sweetness you may crave at breakfast time, while providing you with extra tools to fight against cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. Have a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or a grapefruit to take advantage of the properties in citrus that contribute to great blood circulation.

The importance of a good breakfast is easy to understand. The first meal of your day should give you energy and a whole plate or bowl full of healthy nutrients. If you are going to skip a meal throughout the day, make sure it isn’t breakfast. If it means getting up a little earlier, do it. Your body, your diet, and your mental health will thank you.

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