Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the start-up fuel. When you wake up in the morning your body has been fasting throughout the night and needs to refuel. Your breakfast must be a balanced diet which should be able to supply 25-30 percentages of nutrients for the day.
Breakfast boosts your brain power and helps you to stay alert and concentrate when you study. This helps to improve learning ability and concentration in the class.
Breakfast helps to reduce the risk of many diseases like ulcer, heart diseases, obesity and diabetes. It helps to reduce acid content in the gastric system and stop erosion of gastric mucosa thus prevent ulcer, which is very prevalent in our country.
Breakfast helps to keep ideal body weight. Many students skip breakfast to reduce body weight but it is not a good idea. Studies show that breakfast skippers eat more food than usual at the next meal or use high-calorie snacks to reduce hunger.
Breakfast gives more strength and stamina to participate in physical activities. Starting a day without having a good breakfast may lead to fainting attacks due to low sugar level in blood.
It is proven that skipping breakfast is dangerous to health and may lead to different health issues. So eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
Health TIPSthisWEEK is offered by Philip Eappen, AUN Clinic,