Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A healthy breakfast for you

As you must know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Just as you can't drive your car when the gauge indicates that the gas tank is empty, you cannot expect your body to function at its best without replenishing its energy after a 10 to 12 hour fast.

Breakfast does not have to be a complicated and elaborate meal. If you are not accustomed to eating soon after waking up, there are several compact and non-messy ways in which you can pack and carry your breakfast with you to consume at a later, more convenient time.

Here's a few facts you probably didn't know about breakfast:

~ Breakfast eaters are able to lose weight faster than others, as eating regularly each morning boosts your body's metabolism.

~ A regular meal every morning ensures that you will not binge at lunch -- your stomach will already be half full.

~ As compared to those who skip a morning meal, breakfast eaters are more alert and work more efficiently -- their brains receive the required nutritional energy at the start of each day.

~ Children who eat a good breakfast each morning are known to perform better at school and are less hyperactive.

~ While fruit juice is considered an essential part of a good breakfast, eating a whole fruit is a better idea -- it will provide you with less calories and more fibre, which may be lost in the juice.

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