"No. ...coffee is not breakfast".
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”… We’ve all heard this. We’re not French.
These days however, life tends to take over, we rush around in the morning, have jobs to get to, admin to get done and 24 hours in a day simply are not enough.
No, you workaholic; coffee is not breakfast. Not even with a cigarette on the side (don’t even get me started on that!).
But this phrase should be taken seriously and be put into practice, because it’s based on good reasoning. So let’s debunk breakfast.
Breakfast is the first meal we have after a night’s rest. It is all in the name – we are breaking a fast, and because of that, we need something to kick-start our metabolism.
After a night’s rest, we are in a starved state: our body needs fuel to be able to start working again.
Skipping breakfast also causes your blood sugar level to drop further causing moodiness, low energy levels and a general grumpy start to the day. It will also cause you to be even hungrier later in the day, which is likely to result in over-indulging and eating the wrong foods later in the day because you are so starved.
So making breakfast a compulsory meal is a must for general health and making sure you get the most out of your day and it is indeed ‘that important’!
What should be in a good, wholesome, healthy breakfast?
A healthy breakfast should be low in processed sugar, saturated fats and contain unrefined carbohydrates, protein, fiber and healthy fats. Generally speaking a whole grain cereal such as oats with milk and a fruit will get you that.
A boiled egg on wholegrain toast with avocado is also a great option or keeping it old school with some peanut butter on toast.
If you don’t have time to sit down and eat cereal, my personal favorite is the smoothie. It is quick and you can jam pack it with nutrient dense foods to make sure you are getting a great start to the day and you can drink it on your way to work.
BE HEALTHY AND CONSCIOUS.
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