You must have heard this old saying: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. While we are so used to some archaic sayings floating by as a part of lore, we never really give a thought to understanding the wisdom behind such gems. So let us reiterate for our modern day go-getters: breakfast is indeed the most important and crucial meal of the day.
“Researchers found that those who made breakfast the largest meal of the day were more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who ate a large lunch or dinner. The researchers argued that breakfast helps increase satiety, reduce daily calorie intake, improve the quality of our diet and improve insulin sensitivity at subsequent meals, which can be a risk for diabetes.” BBC.com
Here are some more crucial advantages of having a hearty breakfast:
- When you wake up, the blood sugar your body needs is usually low. Breakfast helps replenish it.
- If you don’t eat breakfast, you may get severe hunger pangs & end up snacking on high-fat, high-sugar foods.
- Breakfast helps in boosting better memory and concentration, lower levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, and lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight.
- Breakfast also gives you a chance to get some vitamins and nutrients from healthy foods like dairy, grains, and fruits.
So, the next time you decide to skip the a.m. meal and dash to your office, give these pointers a thought.