With a brand new year, we’ll start off with the very first thing in the morning: breakfast.
I am not very disciplined when it comes to breakfast because I succumbed to the temptations of my bed too much. But if I do get up, I will remember what foods I should and shouldn’t eat.
“Eat your breakfast! It’s the most important meal of the day!” This saying isn’t just what parents use to coax their kids to eat. Imagine your body being at rest for the whole night. Breakfast is very important, and it absorbs quickly into your body after a night of an empty stomach.
We are what we eat. And being very adamant about skincare, I believe very much in that what you eat shows on your face.
“A new study has found that breakfast foods low in energy density (lower calories for a given amount of food) appear to predict better food choices for the day and may help with weight management. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, noted that fruits, vegetables and high-fibre whole grains, for example, are low in energy density, while Danish pastries and doughnuts have a high energy density. The study supports previous studies that breakfast-eaters are less likely to be overweight and that eating a high-quality breakfast is the key to fighting obesity.”
Just like with other meals, try to eat a variety of foods, including:
- Grains (breads and cereals)
- Protein (meats, beans, and nuts)
- Fruits and vegetables
- Milk, cheese, and yogurt
An example of what I eat for breakfast (fast and easy!): Two slices of whole grain bread and a wheatgerm health drink or Two bananas and a cocoa beverage drink with added collagen powder for good skin or Boiled corn kernels and mashed boiled tomatoes with honeyed wheatgerm topping or Boiled broccoli and baby carrots, with fresh milk.
I love broccoli and baby carrots. Both are very high in Vitamin C, K and A. Eating them steamed will be the best because most of the nutrients are retained. But it’s pretty tasteless. I boil them in salt water for approx 5 minutes.
Refer to: http://whfoods.org
Occasionally, I eat snack biscuits and a cup of noodles and what’s available in my kitchen when I get really lazy. However, always remember: your deprived stomach quickly absorb your first meal of the day. Make it a point to put that in your head!
Does anyone have other easy yummy breakfast diets to share? What do you eat for breakfast?