‘Do not skip your breakfast for a healthy life”.
I’m sure this all too familiar advice has been rained on you a zillion times. Surprisingly, there is truth to this old adage. A hearty and healthy breakfast is the perfect way to kick-start your day. A perfect breakfast must include vital nutrients, fiber, and protein as the right kind of fuel in your body will make all the difference!
The side effects of not eating a healthy breakfast are manifold. Not only will you be hungry all day, but you will lose concentration and focus as well as risk yourself to weight gain. Apart from these, skipping breakfast will increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, etc.
Read on to know what makes a breakfast healthy or unhealthy.
Most cereals are extremely unhealthy as they have a very little amount of whole grains and contain artificial nutrients and sweetening to make it all the more tastier
SWEETENED NON-FAT YOGURT
Contrary to popular belief, sweetened nonfat yogurt contains more sugar than a serving of ice-cream and does not contain natural dairy fat which has essential nutrients required for good health.
TOASTS WITH BUTTER OR JAM:
Most breads are made of refined flour which strips off all the healthy carbs and fibre from it. While butter contains unhealthy fats in the form of trans fat, jam is loaded with artificial flavours and sugar. It is best to avoid such an unhealthy combination as a breakfast meal.
HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES FOODS TO LOAD UP A HEALTHY BREAKFAST:
Whole grain toast
It is loaded with good carbs which contain essential nutrients and fibre and is a healthy alternative to white refined bread.
It contains protein and calcium; you can have it with fruits or honey for a delicious morning.
Nuts and seeds
They are laden with vitamins, mineral, fibre, fat, and proteins and taste very good.
It makes a wholesome breakfast as they contain fibre, folate, omega-3 fatty acids and potassium.
They are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and vital nutrients. Sadly, fruit juice does not. It is usually artificially sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Consuming fruit juice will do more harm than good. You will feel tired and hungry because of the spike in insulin and drop in sugar levels in your body.
OVER TO YOU
Now that you have healthier breakfast options, you can be more thoughtful while choosing the right kind of food for breakfast. Also, resolve to never miss the most important meal of the day, instead start your day on a refreshing and healthy note. This also means that now you won’t have enough excuses for missing your breakfast since you can easily hack your way through hectic mornings with scrummy yet healthy breakfast options.