Importance of breakfast
Today, unfortunately, many people just skip breakfast. Some do not have time, some do not have an appetite in the morning. It is true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides important nutrients and calories required for everyday activity, it gives energy, it kick-starts the system and it is also important for people who wish to lose weight.
With the right ideas, breakfast can be healthy and nutritious and very healthy.
The first thing to do is to figure out likes and dislikes, when it comes to breakfast. If a person really likes certain food, it will not be hard to make time in the morning, sit down and have a proper breakfast.
A breakfast should be nutritious and it should provide enough energy to last until lunch. This means it should contain enough carbohydrates. Very sugary snacks are not a good idea. They are just very sweet and pretty much offer nothing else.
Fruit is always a great idea. It contains fiber, which is important, and also vitamins and minerals. if a person does not have time to sit down at home and eat breakfast, and has to carry it in a bag to work or school, it is best to choose apples, pears, bananas and other fruit that will not crush or stain.
Nuts are another great choice for breakfast. Almonds are highly recommended as they are an excellent source of energy. They are low in carbohydrates and have some fat. Only a handful of almonds can go a long way. Other nuts, like walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans are great too. The good thing about nuts is that they are also a good source of essential fatty acids.
Oatmeal is a classic. It comes in many different forms, plain, with nuts, fruit, as a snack bar, and so on. Oatmeal is a good source of fiber and carbohydrates and provides a lot of energy.
Shakes and smoothies are also very good. They can be made with skimmed milk or soy milk, with fruit or nuts, depending on the taste. A homemade smoothie or shake is maybe a better idea because that way a person knows exactly what is inside. Some store-bought shakes or the ones sold in cafes and juice bars sometimes contain a lot of sugar.
Also, the store-bought snacks that are labeled “low fat” or “no fat” can be deceptive because they, unfortunately, make up for low fat content with high sugar content, and sugar slowly gets converted into fat, so the result is the same as it were a regular snack.