According to an article published in Harvard Health Letter, “Eating breakfast regularly has been linked to a lower risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Starting your day with a healthy meal can help replenish your blood sugar, which your body needs to power your muscles and brain.”
I think that the key words here are “a healthy meal”. Unfortunately most people believe that they are eating healthy when in fact they are not. The wrong food at breakfast can make you tired, lethargic, even a little brain fuzzy.
The right combination of protein to complex carbohydrates must be exercised, the sugar content of the food must be limited, the food portions must be correct, the food must be void of coloring, chemicals, additives and preservatives. The right hydration (water intake), the way the food is cooked must be right, the speed of how you eat it will make a difference and a few minutes of calm is very helpful.
All this sounds like a very complicated proposition, but it really is not. Your health is the most important undertaking you’ll ever experience and the best gift ever for your children. You need to learn what foods and what amount to eat for your body type and size, what you are allergic to and stay away from it (we usually crave that food which we are allergic to), what food will provide the most energy, and how long you can go during the day before you need more fuel. We are all different and no one else can tell you specifically how much of any good food is good for you.
Eating a healthy breakfast is especially important on days when you plan to exercise. Skipping breakfast or eating the wrong foods filled with simple carbs, can leave you feeling lightheaded or lethargic, tired and without energy while you’re working out, risking greater possibility of injury.
Make sure that you are conscientious of your food intake if you want to feel satisfied the whole day without unreasonable and uncontrollable cravings.
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