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Monday, April 25, 2011

Healthy Breakfast, 4 Reasons You must have Breakfast

Monday, April 25, 2011
The fact shows that some people are always start the day with an empty stomach. Some claim not having enough time for breakfast, some are thinking that the habit of eating breakfast will only make the body fat.

Those who think that breakfast is not necessary just wrong. Research at Harvard University in the U.S. showed that people who regularly eat breakfast have propensity to 50 percent were not overweight than those who skip breakfast.

To give you better understand the benefits of breakfast, the following is an explanation of why breakfast is good for the body and also gives tips on how to make it as part of a healthy lifestyle:

1. Breakfast can meet the required nutrients.
Yes, of course, we eat some food there. Delaying breakfast makes it difficult to obtain the intake of nutrients and vitamins that are recommended. Menu breakfast such as cereal with milk or low fat yogurt plus granules will provide enough calcium and fiber your body needs.

2. Breakfast boost brainpower.
Research experts from the University of Wales Swansea prove that students who are always breakfast recorded an average score of 22 percent higher than their friend who was not breakfast. When you wake up in the morning, most of the energy - in the form of glucose and glycogen - have been depleted by the activities of the previous day. According to experts, glucose is the only fuel needed by the brain. Without enough glucose, you feel tired and dizzy.

3. Breakfast can lose weight.
This is something unexpected, but true. You can be slim only with an appropriate and healthy breakfast. When you move with an empty stomach, your body will burn calories slower. According to nutrition expert author of The F-Factor Diet Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD, breakfast the morning after a night on an empty stomach can increase metabolism, which means burning calories throughout the day becomes more efficient. But Zuckerbrot emphasized that the key of all is the kind of food you consume. Foods containing simple carbohydrates such as donuts will make glucose increased, then decreased drastically. It also causes you to feel hungry at 11's.

A better way is to eat a type of complex carbohydrate such as oatmeal or whole grain bread at breakfast time. Foods with high fiber content and low in sugar will be digested slowly, providing constant energy and delay hunger.

4. Protection against heart attack.
Research show that healthy women who skipped breakfast for two weeks has the bad LDL cholesterol levels higher than those who ate a bowl of cereal plus milk in the morning.

Zuckerbrot explains, fiber can binds and accelerate the excretion of cholesterol before it reaches the artery. Therefore, 10-year study conducted at Harvard Nurses Health concluded that high fiber intake is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease to reach 50 percent.

Healthy breakfast tips:

1. Egg is a healthy food that is relatively practical and easy to serve. The content of nutrients in eggs such as vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, iron, potassium, calcium, and other substances that are needed by our bodies.

2. Breakfast should contain at least 5 grams of fiber, one dish of calcium (equivalent to a glass of milk or yogurt) plus protein and fat. Limit your sugar intake to 6 grams (one teaspoon equals 4 grams).

3. In order to various, we can eat fruit favorites to the needs of vitamins for the body. If there is time in the evening, make a fruit juice mixed with yogurt or milk and store in the fridge to be consumed in the morning.

4. If there is no breakfast at home, you can bring sandwiches and milk to be enjoyed on the trip or until at work.

5. If you always do not feel hungry in the morning, Zuckerbrot recommends that you stop eating after 8 o'clock at night. In two or three weeks ahead, biological clock will change your appetite. So, when you wake up in the morning, you will feel hungry.


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