By Dt. Quratul-Aan
NEVER MISS YOUR BREAKFAST, HERE IS WHY: Breakfast –is the first meal we all have in the earliest part of the day. It refers to cracking the interval of time our tummies are empty throughout the night since the last meal.
We burn calories when we are asleep about 90% as fast as while we are sitting on the couch watching television.
You might think of sleep as a storehouse of energy while you enjoy this state, where you physically are immobile with the least energy expenditure.
Logically what happens to the brain and several other systems in your body is quite different. The brain is actually very active during sleep doing important things — it’s not just resting, one of the most active parts of the body during sleep is the brain, to function properly, it needs to have access to a constant fuel supply.
The human brain consumes approximately 60% of blood glucose in fasting state, sedentary individuals Without letting one know, the brain is constantly carrying out numerous processes linked to the nervous system, like processing sensory data, storing memories, regulating homeostasis, and making decisions. Even while one is sleeping, the brain never really shuts off completely and is continuously burning energy.
What maximum people do on daily basis is, whether they wake up early or late they will never have time for breakfast, whatever they eat is very little both qualitatively as well quantitatively having a miser amount of food till the lunch menus, then they have binge eating filling their tummies in an unplanned manner again a burden on stomach in an altogether manner
Skipping breakfast never helps in maintaining ideal body weight, nor is it a good practice to follow, so at a stretch keeping your body in a fasting state never makes you a good performer for the rest of the day, be a student homemaker, a teacher, a cart vendor, an athlete, etc., hence belonging to whatsoever category of workers.
From the nutrition point of view skipping breakfast drops your blood sugar levels, your metabolism slows down, your stress hormone level increases, and increased your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Keeping the stomach empty for a prolonged period increases the chances of gastric ailments such as gastritis, ulcers, etc.
Breakfast is the essential meal of the day and needs to be planned accordingly comprising healthy portions of both micros as well as macronutrients than ready to available breakfast cereals as the food industry always introduces quickly picked food ideas to introduce brands in the name of marketing.
The age-old practice in Indian population to have a carb-rich meal (refined cereal) needs to be replaced by whole grain cereals, protein, fibre rich meal, for every meal hence maintaining PFCF budget
Prolonged practice of boiling tea leaves in traditional old aluminum and steel utensils, the addition of sodium bicarbonate/jaggery all such methodologies needed to be checked to what extent they are harmful to our health.
Good sources of carbohydrates, proteins, calcium, vitamins need to be incorporated as a part of healthy breakfast
Eating a balanced breakfast helps to up our energy, as well as protein and calcium used throughout the night.”
Treat your bodies like temples, and use your food as medicine before for all the life you’re dependent on medicines and consuming every hour a pill.
Look for preventive health care first than interventional care for every disease.
As you look up and give importance to your outlook in terms of a tidy and a good-looking appearance, in the same manner, you need to fuel up the body wisely to enhance your performance and confidence level for the rest of your day as food has a well-established relationship with emotions. ‘’An empty stomach can make you feel lethargic and agitated while a filled one may give you a happy feeling and an energetic one’’.