Looking after your health with healthy breakfasts

Looking after your health with healthy breakfasts

Breakfast  is not only advisable, it’s also necessary for looking after your health.  But what should you have? In this post,we’re going to give you ideas for the best and tastiest breakfasts.  And we’re also going to tell what the consequences will be if you don’t have healthy breakfasts.

We’re going to start with this last point.  What happens when the alarm clock goes off? Do you get up,  shower,  have a black coffee and  rush off to work? Well,   that’s not good at all.

You’ve been between 6 and 10 hours without any food intake.  The glucose level in your blood is almost zero.  For that reason, you’ve got no energy to call on.  The only way to replace the missing glucose is by having breakfast because if you don’t, this is what happens:

  1. Your concentration levels are nil. The brain feeds on glucose and you haven’t got any reserves.  For that reason, your workrate is going to be much reduced.  If you have  something very important to do first thing in the morning, there’s no guarantee you’re  going to be able to carry it out corrrectly.  Your mind’s going to be more interested in finding glucose than anything else.
  2. Your body muscles also need glucose to work so if you don’t have breakfast, you’re going to be much more tired until you raise the level of glucose in your blood.

Healthy breakfasts also for losing weight.

There’s a third reason for having healthy breakfasts.  Studies have shown that people who don’t eat a correct breakfast are more likely to put on weight. Yes. That’s how it is.

If you have breakfast, you’ll avoid over-eating.  When you miss this extremely important meal, what’s going to happen is that you’ll feel hungrier.  You’ll want to satisfy it in the quickest way possible, which is not necessarily the best one.

And what is worse,  you pick at unhealthy foods because the feeling in your stomach is asking for that.  We’re talking about snacks or industrially produced cakes and pastries.  That means fats which are far from healthy.

There are more reasons.  At breakfast, you’ll eat more slowly and this also makes it more difficult to become over weight.  We’d like to take advantage at this pioint to say that it’s also important to eat something mid-afternoon.  For the same reasons.  So that you don’t get to your evening meal feeling absolutely ravenous, eating a lot and quickly.  Above all, when afterwards, you’re going to go to bed without burning off any calories.

Both mid-morning and mid-afternoon, do you know what  the best  solution is?  Eating fresh seasonal fruit.  Eat moderately five times a day.  That’s the best advice.

Some easily prepared breakfasts

The excuse: ‘’I haven’t got enough time and I have to go to work’’ is no longer acceptable.  You can prepare healthy breakfasts really quickly.  We’re going to look at some  which we’ve borrowed from  Mónica Escudero from a post on the blog El Comidista:

1.      Fruit, fresh cheese  and nuts

A very good to start the day is with fruit.  But not on its own.  Add fresh cheese and a handful of almonds or walnuts.  All of these foodstuffs are going to provide you with a great deal of energy.  And don’t say you don’t have time to peel a banana or an orange,  cut a slice of soft cheese or  shell a few walnuts or almonds.

2.      A piece of bread with olive oil and something on top

Also very easy to prepare.  The least you can do is eat wholmeal bread.  Add a dash of extra virgin olive oil (the greater the quality of the olive oil, the better for your health)  and you can put a few slices of tomato on top.

Also with a little fresh cheese or some cold meat such as cooked or cured ham.  What you musn’t do is fill up on cold meats (the quantity of meat shouldn’t   be greater than the thickness of the bread).

3.      Yoghurt

Yoghurt is a fantastic solution for those who are always in a hurry and can’t prepare healthy breakfasts.  Have a full-fat one.  It’s not necessary for it to be fat-free.  Put it into a bowl.  Mix the yoghurt with what you fancy most, such as a banana, nuts…  Easy to prepare and you eat it in no time at all.  Now, you can go to work.

4.      Eggs

Eggs are a fantastic way to start the day with a lot of energy.  You need to find ten minutes, only ten minutes, to make  a good omelette.  Also use the best extra virgin olive oil in the world.  Try our oils ad you’ll see that the omelette is much tastier.  You can also go for  hard-boiled eggs.  This is the easiest because you can boil them the night before, put them into  the fridge and eat them before dashing out of the house.

All specialists in diet and nutrition consider that breakfast should contain bread, milk and fruit.  It’s essential.  Here, we’ve spoken at length about the importance of healthy breakfasts for adults so can you imagine how important  it is then for children to have a good breakfast?  If they have the breakfast they should have, you’ll avoid many big headaches like child obesity.

So to sum up, if you don’t have a good breakfast, you’ll have great difficulty concentrating during your working day, as well as physical problems since you’ll feel very tired.  It’s not us who’s saying it.  It’s the specialists.  The excuse of I get up and dash straight out of the house isn’t good enough.  In this post, we’ve given you some advice on having healthy breakfasts which are not at all difficult to prepare.

And now, we want you to answer honestly: Are you one of those people who don’t have breakfast and just dash straight out of the house or do you have a good breakfast?  Tell us in the comments section.

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