The Most Important Meal Of The Day
Your whole life you’ve heard about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, according to TIME Magazine, the modern idea of breakfast foods didn’t really exist in the United States until the 1800s. It’s a good thing the idea caught on, because the day wouldn’t be the same without it.
Though there’s been debate about whether eating breakfast really has an impact on your weight and health or not, according to the Mayo Clinic, there’s no denying that it’s ever a bad idea to eat breakfast in the morning. After all, when you wake up, your body hasn’t gotten any nutrients for at least eight hours. How often do you go eight waking hours without eating?
According to Better Health, breaking that fast in the morning kickstarts your metabolism, giving you a much-needed boost of energy. With a nutritious breakfast, your supply of nutrients is replenished and your energy level should stay up all day.
What should I eat for breakfast?
Try starting your day with fiber and protein, like oatmeal or eggs. These nutrients will tide you over until lunchtime. According to Science Daily, there is even research that speculates that starting your day off with a sweet treat will help control cravings throughout the day. This is especially handy news for those taking pastry courses online. Enjoy those Danish pastries you worked so hard on!
Don’t have time for breakfast?
Do you hardly have time to pour yourself a cup of coffee in the morning, let alone make breakfast? There are plenty of nutritious breakfast foods that you can eat on the go. Some of them can even be prepared the night before to save even more time;
Parfaits are one of the simplest on-the-go breakfasts. They don’t require any heating and can be made with any ingredients you like. Layer your favorite yogurts and fruits and top them with some granola or even your favorite dry cereal.
Smoothies are a close second when it comes to easiest quick breakfasts, only because you have to use a blender. Mix your favorite berries with some Greek yogurt, or peanut butter and bananas with low-fat milk.
- Breakfast sandwiches
You can make a breakfast sandwich out of anything. If you’re in the mood for something savory, smash some avocado and spread it on top of toast with a fried egg. If you want something sweeter, try putting your favorite berries and Nutella, or apples and peanut butter between two toaster waffles.
- Overnight oats
Overnight oats take a little bit of preparation the night before, but take absolutely zero effort in the morning. Mix the toppings of your choice – like dried cranberries, chocolate chips or nuts – in a container with milk and rolled oats. Once the oatmeal sits in the fridge overnight, it’ll congeal and you can eat it warm or cold.