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Sunday, February 5, 2012

B is for BREAKFAST.


"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day".

Breakfast may be the meal that is most often neglected or skipped. Eating breakfast not only aids in weight management, it fuels the body to help provide energy, better concentration and problem-solving ability throughout the day,
Eating a healthy breakfast kick-starts your metabolism for the day. It replenishes your supply of glucose and provides other essential nutrients to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Neglecting breakfast slows the metabolic rate (which is the biggest burner of energy). The idea is to have smaller regular meals throughout the day keeps the metabolic rate high chewing through energy constantly.

Research has shown that:
Those who eat breakfast tend to have more nutritious eating habits than those who skip breakfast. The problem comes because by the time lunch comes around people who skip breakfast are usually ravenous and tend to eat more to compensate. So, if you do miss breakfast for any reason try a nutritious snack such as fresh fruit, yoghurt, or a wholemeal sandwich to help you through that mid-morning hunger to avoid over-eating at lunchtime.

Skipping breakfast can diminish mental performance, which lowers your ability to concentrate. Eating high fibre breakfast cereals reduces your fatigue and tiredness and help you to concentrate more!!

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