Breakfast

Is it the Most Important Meal of the Day?

What nutritional value does breakfast bring?

Breakfast has been known to be the most important meal of the day for a number of reasons. Breakfast is the first dose of nutrition that an individual receives during the day—especially after a long eight hours of sleep when your body has used up all the energy from the food that you consumed the day before. Breakfast provides you with the much-needed nutrition to start your day that will without doubt lead to enhanced concentration and more alertness in either the classroom or the work setting. Breakfast provides energy that helps for morning activities and also to prevent that mid morning slump. Studies also show that breakfast can be important in maintaining a healthy body weight. Individuals who skip breakfast are less likely to have a productive and efficient morning.

http://easacademy.org/trainer-resources/article/why-breakfast-is-the-most-important-meal-of-the-day-eas-academy
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What are the cons of skipping breakfast?

Studies show that skipping your first meal of the day can be harmful and contrary to what people may think, does not help with weight loss or weight control. Those who choose to skip breakfast usually turn to unhealthy snacks to help control the hunger before lunch or will eat much more at their next meal. Ever heard someone say “I missed breakfast, let’s eat a big lunch?” those individuals are not preparing for their day effectively. Breakfast immediately raises the body’s energy level and restores vitamins and minerals in the body that were used up during the night. Even if you are in a rush, a few simple pieces of fruit, a quick granola bar or bowl of cereal should do the trick. However, if you really want to prepare for the day you should set an alarm in the morning that will give you ample time to get yourself ready for the day and also prepare a wholesome and nutritious breakfast.

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/most-important-meal
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What is the most well balanced breakfast?

The most nutritious breakfast one could consume in the morning should consist of carbohydrates providing long-term energy for the day, dairy, fruits or vegetables, which will raise the body’s sugar levels that have been depleted overnight. Carbohydrates can be found in breads and grains and can be obtained by something as simple as a piece of toast or a bowl of oatmeal. Dairy can be received through milk and other similar products such as yogurt or simply the milk you add to your cereal. If you have the time, cooking eggs can be one of the best dairy options for a well balanced breakfast—add some toast and a glass of orange juice and enjoy. Some great portable and on-the-go options can consist of bananas, apples, granola bars or even a quick piece of toast with some peanut butter.

http://www.jhsph.edu/offices-and-services/student-affairs/_documents/Breakfast
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Some Healthy Breakfast Options

Breakfast Smoothie

  • Recipe
    • 1 quart ripe strawberries
    • 1 cup plain yogurt
    • 1 banana
    • ½ cup fresh orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Making smoothies in the morning can be a quick and easy way to prepare a breakfast on the go. You only need a few things from the store and a blender to be able to make this a reality.
  • http://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/strawberry-yogurt-smoothies/
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Scrambled Eggs

· Scrambled eggs are a staple breakfast item that everyone should know how to make

· Scrambled eggs provide a lot of nutrition, which is why it is smart to get your day going with making some eggs.

· You only need a few things to make scrambled eggs:

o Eggs

o Small amount of milk

o Salt and Pepper

o Butter

I. Beat eggs in a bowl with milk, salt, and pepper until the egg is blended.

II. Heat butter in a skillet on medium heat then pour in eggs

III. Gently pull the eggs across the pan, which will form large soft curds. This is good—continue folding eggs until the process is complete

IV. Enjoy!

V. http://www.incredibleegg.org/cooking-school/egg-cookery/stovetop-scramble-eggs/

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Breakfast, it is the Most Important Meal of the Day