What Is a Good Breakfast?
Breakfast is the biggest meal of the day.
Eat Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.
To lose weight, eat a hearty breakfast.
Eating breakfast is the only way to good health.
How many times have we heard these well meaning words? There must be some truth in it then? But, what is a good breakfast? A good breakfast is one that will give you energy to kick-start your day, keep you full enough to keep food off your mind, and give you nutrition and sustenance. That’s a rather tall task from a single meal, specially in the morning when you may not wake up wanting to eat a lot nor may you have time before you rush out the door. But whether you have the time or the appetite, it is important that you do get your energy and sustenance with breakfast in whatever form you decide to eat it.
What does a good breakfast comprise of
1) Carbohydrates for energy. Whether you get your carbs in the form of fruits, oats, cereals, idli’s or dosa, breakfast must give you enough energy to take care of most of your energy needs of the day. In fact breakfast is the one meal where you can skip counting the calories and focus more on enjoying your meal. That’s a luxury and therefore take it seriously, you must.
2) Nutrition – Carbohydrates in the form of dosa and parathas do not give you enough nutrition. Therefore include fruits in your diet specially strawberries, apples, pears, papayas, that give you energy and a variety of antioxidants. You can even get nutrients from a side of grilled tomatoes or other colorful foods.
3) Protein – Proteins in the form of eggs or grilled chicken in the morning is a great idea. Like carbs can be burnt easily through out the day, so can calories from protein sources. What protein does is fills you up so that you don’t have food cravings throughout the day.
4) Fats – Egg yolk provides good fat content. Other that that you can include bacon into your meals now and then. Fat can also be in the form of full fat yoghurt or milk along with your breakfast. This is the best time to get your fat content that you need for your energy needs also taken care off.
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