Start Your Healthy Life With Breakfast.

Why breakfast it is so important? Indeed,  breakfast has many benefits for our health. One of the keys to building a day full of energy is breakfast. But there are many people who misperceive about breakfast, even underrate it. The reason for being in a hurry, makes some people skip their breakfast.

One of the benefits of breakfast is as an energy source. Like a car, you also need "fuel" to restore energy after a long night's sleep, and cause the stomach to become empty. Our body is in a state of 'fasting' during night sleep, which is about eight to ten hours. That's the reasons why breakfast is a key to success to start your day.

Someone who regularly has a healthy breakfast every morning is more likely to consume enough vitamins and minerals, control weight, and eat less fat and cholesterol. A healthy breakfast regularly will help meet daily nutritional needs, maintain a healthy weight, and concentrate better. And your life will be more productive.

How to make a habit to start the day with breakfast,
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Variety benefits of breakfast.

1. Helps to protect the body from disease.

According to one study, the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in healthy women who skip breakfast tends to be higher than those who eat breakfast. Those who get used to breakfast also tend to consume fewer calories than those who skip breakfast. The risk of developing diabetes and heart disease will also be lower by getting used to breakfast regularly.

Research published by Harvard University School of Public Health. Research aimed at finding out the relationship between eating and health habits revealed that women who avoided breakfast were at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who ate breakfast regularly.

Other research published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) says men who skip breakfast have 27 percent more chance of having a heart attack. In addition, skipping breakfast can also increase the risk of hypertension and stroke.

2. More focus.

Breakfast habits can also make you more focused and productive in doing work in the office or school.When skipping breakfast, the brain does not get the intake needed to work optimally, so the ability to concentrate, memory, and other abilities will decrease.

The American Dietetic Association recommends that you always have breakfast with your child. Because your child will not only follow a healthy lifestyle that you teach, your child will also have a better concentration and problem solving ability when at school.

3. Helps to lose weight.

According to the research, that breakfast with a healthy menu can help you lose weight. If you have your breakfast, you won't feel much hungry during the day,  so the encourage to overeating at lunch can be avoided.

4. Improve Mood.

If today you feel more easily upset or angry, try checking if you have breakfast or not?  If not, this could be due to a hungry stomach. So, make it a habit to start the day with breakfast, you will get a better mood and stress in the morning can be overcome.

5. Provide nutrients to the body.

Without breakfast, the body's daily needs for vitamins and nutrients will difficult to fulfill. Research shows that people who eat breakfast are more likely to fulfill their nutritional needs as a whole, whether it's intake of fiber, calcium, vitamins A, B, C and other vitamins that the body needs.

Healthy Breakfast Menu.

The breakfast menu should contain whole grains (whole grain cereals), protein (peanut butter, lean meat, chicken, fish, boiled eggs), cheese or low-fat milk, as well as fruits and vegetables. The combination of complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and less fat, is beneficial for health and keeps you full for hours. All of these nutrients must be fulfilled and available at breakfast.


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