no sincerer love than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw
Waking up is hard to do.
It is especially difficult for those non-morning people who would probably like
to avoid that time of day and everything that comes with it - even breakfast.
as the sun's gonna shine, breakfast always will be
the most important meal of the day - one that
should be consumed by people of any age.
Although all three traditional meals play a significant role in supplying the
daily recommended levels of essential nutrients and more simply – energy for you to get through the
day with purpose, nutritionists often cite breakfast as the day's
most important meal and the foundation of healthy eating habits.
Studies have shown that
eating breakfast is associated with improved strength and endurance in the late
morning, along with a better mental attitude towards work. Breakfast helps to
replenish blood glucose levels, which is important since the brain itself has no
reserves of glucose. Glucose is the main energy source of the brain, which
constantly must be replenished.
When you consider it's been
eight or nine hours since you've had a meal, it's obvious that refueling at
breakfast will make you feel and perform better during the day. Researchers at
the University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School agree. They examined
whether eating breakfast has any advantageous effects on late-morning mood,
satiety, or cognitive performance. And it did! There’s no arguing this point,
unless of course you haven’t had breakfast – in which case, you’re brain isn’t
functioning fully – giving you incorrect judgment!
Eating a quality breakfast
prevents many of the adverse effects of fasting (since you can’t eat while you
sleep), such as irritability and fatigue, (as the brain cannot store glucose,
(energy) – and low blood sugar glucose causes brain shutdown) this, according to
principal investigator, Bonnie Spring, Ph.D. And those who ate a balanced
breakfast scored significantly higher on tests than those who didn’t eat
Eat like a
King for Breakfast, a commoner for lunch and a pauper for dinner – a wise choice
Try ready-to-go, whole grain
organic cereals with fresh berries and a small quantity of nuts, along with a
small bit of skim milk, (avoid whole or 2%, as they’re loaded with saturated
Try one to three egg whites
sautéed (negating the threat of saturated fat in the yolk – bad fat) in a
bit of olive or grapeseed oil, (good fats) with some of your favorite herbs and
spices, (except salt). You can also use whole rolled oats, along with some fresh
fruit, very tasty indeed. The new products out there, the sort that you squeeze
out of a container as you drive to work – high in sugar, and highly processed,
not good. Sitting down, even for a few minutes, allowing your body and mind to
enjoy the moment of good food – does wonders for your heart and spirit – try it,
you’ll be convinced for sure…even if you’re a non-breakfast eater! Just don’t
tell anyone you’re eating breakfast, you’ll be the benefactor, and no one else
needs to know!
There is no
solid evidence that skipping meals will help you lose weight. Seek out a book
called, Eat Drink and Be Healthy, by Dr. Walter Willett, PhD. Dr.
Willett is the head of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard University. The
book highlights what’s incorrect with the outdated USDA Food Pyramid while
giving you a new alternative Healthy Food Pyramid to use, designed by the works
of Dr. Willett and others colleagues.