A very well known phrase goes like this “BREAKFAST LIKE A KING, LUNCH LIKE A PRINCE AND DINNER A PAUPER”. Breakfast is the most important meal of our entire day. Some people have this misconception that skipping breakfast will help them in losing weight. However the truth is that not having proper and healthy breakfast can cause adverse effect on our body and mind.
The first and foremost thing about breakfast is that it provides our body with much needed fuel and energy after a night of fasting. This is exactly why this meal is known BREAKFAST i.e. breaking the fast. Food that we consume as a part of our breakfast is also the first source of calcium, iron vitamin B that our body gets. Some very crucial proteins, fibers and nutrients are also supplied to our body when we consume breakfast properly and within a time frame of 2-3 hours after waking up. Breakfast is known for restoring the level of glucose in our body and it is a well known fact that carbohydrate is very crucial for proper functioning of our brain.
Eating breakfast has long term health benefits. It can reduce obesity, high blood pressure, heart diseases and diabetes.
T. Y. B. Pharm