There may be many mornings where you wake up late, have unfinished work from last night, got errands and chores to do before the day starts or simply find yourself too tired to prepare and eat your breakfast. Everyone says breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that is the truth! However, at times when you skip the most important meal of the day, you are tempted to head over to Dunkin’ Donuts and grab one of those very tempting glazed doughnuts instead. This is because you may not realize the benefits of having a proper breakfast. In this article, we try and look at if it is healthier to skip your morning meal or not.
Benefits of a Proper Breakfast
Proper might be a very vague term, but in this context, eating a proper breakfast has many advantages. If you skip breakfast, you are doing a major disservice to your body. Since your body has been literally ‘fasting’ through the night while you were sleeping, your body needs the nutrition to kick start the long day ahead. It is hence always better to eat something healthy in the morning. Moreover, leading research institutes have come out with reports that having a proper breakfast is associated with reduced risk of obesity and hypertension.
Even if you are going to have a doughnut in the morning that is fine as it will help kick start your body’s metabolism, helping your body and brain to get moving. Of course this doesn’t mean to quit having breakfast and head on over to Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts every morning. If you are going to indulge in doughnuts, there are indeed some ways that you can make it healthier.
Make sure you choose an option that is high in protein and will help blunt the effect of sugar. Think of options like peanut butter filled or pistachio, or coconut based varieties, or even better, carry your stash of nuts and berries which will help your balance the sugar intake from doughnuts.
Still, make sure this is not a daily thing but a weekly or monthly thing to follow. If you get into the habit of making a healthy nutritious breakfast, it will not seem too difficult or time consuming.
The Take Away
If you are presented with the choice of choosing doughnuts over nutritious breakfast, make sure you choose a healthy and easy fix breakfast such as oatmeal, fruit smoothies or even an egg over doughnuts. And also at times, if you are not hungry in the morning, don’t sweat it; there are some benefits to foregoing a morning meal as well. In the end, you have to understand; eating a consistent and healthy breakfast is the most essential and the best way to ensure optimal health and energy levels throughout the day and helps you take on any tasks without feeling lethargic and dehydrated.
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