Nowadays we all agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, while according to an old saying we should “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”
Although this last piece of advice may be debatable, the importance of the first meal of the day has always been recognized. But why exactly is it so relevant to our daily routine?
Read on and discover some interesting facts that will change the way you think about your morning meal.
A Host of Immediate Health Benefits
A good breakfast is a delicious way to start your day, but it also provides many health benefits. According to various studies, breakfast is associated with a lower Body Mass Index (BMI), and higher intakes of calcium and fiber, among others. Conversely, research indicates that individuals who skip breakfast are less likely to meet the recommended consumption of vegetables and fruits, and more likely to consume unhealthy snacks and be overweight.
Some the advantages of breakfast are a natural consequence of a simple fact: If you start your day with a satisfying meal you will be less likely to eat less nutritious, or even unhealthy food during the rest of the day.
Helps Prevent Health Problems
In addition to its immediate benefits, a good breakfast can also help prevent certain health problems. Skipping breakfast has been associated with increased risk of heart disease and higher risk of type 2 diabetes. This beneficial influence can be attributed to the fact that cereal, that staple of breakfast around the world, is usually fortified with vitamins. In fact, a study of the habits of young people in the UK found that the intake of certain vitamins, fiber and calcium was better among those who had breakfast regularly.
Before we continue, a word about cereal: Make sure you consume it moderately, as some of them may contain more than three quarters of the recommended daily intake of sugar.
It May Improve Brain Function
The first meal of the day is also associated with improved brain function. Studies have shown that having breakfast can improve memory. And although the effects on other brain functions are inconclusive, researchers have found what they consider reasonable evidence to link breakfast to improved memory.
At Chef Gourmet we understand the important of a satisfying breakfast and we have a wide array of options that can satisfy even the most demanding tastes.
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