As we all know break fast is the most important meal of the day. we need to feed our body with good nutrition in our break fast as our body goes into a catabolic state after the 6-8 hours of break we get from our last meal at night. due to this gap , the blood sugar levels fall and the metabolism slows down. so, it is very necessary to feed our body with a balanced break fast and see that all the nutrition is in.
break fast fuels our body for our full-day activity . but , most of the time we see people skipping the break fast in order to catch up with the fast moving society. when it comes to taking balanced break fast , many people don’t understand the concept of a “healthy breakfast” . for example , In a country like India most of their food for breakfast are “carbs-rounded”. 70% of the population eat “roti-sabsi” for their break fast . when we look at south indian break fast , people eat Idli , vada , dosa , upma , uttapha and so on. if we break these food and see its nutritional value . we find that 70% of the food contains carbs and fats , 15 to 20% of fiber and less than 10 % of protein . . does it make a balanced breakfast?
when we look at the breakfast in western countries . people have oats , brown bread , eggs , fruits , milk , greek yoghut , paneer , soya, and lean source of protein like chicken breast , fish etc if we break down these food and look at their nutrition value we see that they have a good balance between the about of protein , carbohydrates and fiber . they focus on taking 60% protein , 20% good fats and 20% fiber in their food .
why is it necessary to take a balanced breakfast?
A balanced break fast is a good combination of Protein , complex carbohydrates and fiber . In brief , taking complex carbs will keep you full and fuel you through out the day as they take more time to get digested . taking high amount of protein is very necessary because your body needs protein to build and repair tissues . protein is useful for the production of enzymes and hormones , it also necessary to grow healthy hair. everyone person needs to take 0.5 grams of protein per pound of your body weight . when it comes to fiber , it is not only important for digestion but also plays a very important role is preventing heart diseases and risk of getting affected with diabetics . its also helps to maintain healthy skin and weight lose . an average person should take about 25-30 grams of fiber per day.
At last , it all depends on you as which path you choose to walk in . to lead a healthy life you need make certain changes in your day to day activities .
stay healthy , stay fit 🙂
you can have a look at the link below to get more information about a balanced breakfast and ideas !