Don’t Skip The Breakfast

By Nmami Agarwal     22-Jan 2019

Don’t Skip The Breakfast

Breakfast literally refers to a meal that broke the fast, in other words, the night-time fast. One should shake up and wake up to a healthy and fulfilling breakfast always. Your breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day, and there are plenty of reasons for it to be crowned so. With the grip of fad diet trends like intermittent fasting becoming all the way popular, or because of a fast paced lifestyle and pressure to reach office on time- more and more people are purposefully skipping their breakfasts. But how unhealthy is it? Let’s find out

  • Declined Cognitive Function- After sleeping through the night, your body needs to refresh and regain energy and nutrients just in the right time frame to engage in physiological activities. Glucose is the main fuel for brain function, and optimal cognitive function requires the maintenance of a stable blood glucose level. Skipping your breakfast can lead to lowering of cognitive function and work efficiency. Your brain performs best when the blood glucose level is in the range of 80–120 mg/dL. With the gradual depletion of blood glucose by regularly skipping breakfast, you begin to feel fatigued and experience a decline in cognitive function.
  • Greater risk of Diseases- An adequate breakfast not only maintains your body’s energy levels but also reduce the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and other chronic diseases. Skipping the morning breakfast is linked with disrupted glucose tolerance which is further associated with the development of pre diabetes and diabetes. A Harvard study found that people who regularly didn’t eat breakfast had a twenty percent increased risk of developing type II diabetes. Another study by same institute found that people who skipped breakfast had a twenty seven percent greater risk of heart diseases than those who dug in a healthy breakfast.
  • Weight Gain – There is a direct link between skipping breakfast and weight gain. One reason to this is if you do not consume a wholesome meal at the beginning of the day, you may tend to over eat for the next remaining hours. Another reason is that skipping breakfast disrupts body’s internal clock also called circadian rhythm, and by doing so you may accumulate more fat and burn less calories. This also leads to blood sugar spikes and poor insulin responses for the rest of the day leading to the stacking of all those unwanted kilos.
  • More Cravings- The area of the brain that gets attracted to “appealing food” is most activated when you are empty stomach or hungry for a long duration. As a result, you might tend to consume four to five times more calories than your actual requirement, if you skip your first meal of the day. A research showed that people experience a dramatic decline in cravings for sweet foods when they eat breakfast.
  • Hangry –Being angry when you are hungry is the literal meaning of this newly coined term “hangry”. Skipping your breakfast and going hungry for a longer duration is actually very bad for your mood and brain function. The drop in the blood glucose levels can make you irritable, and restless. Moreover, being in the zone of hangry is really bad for your mental health and it can make you prone towards developing stress related disorders and depression.

Over to you

Keep your sanity intact and energy levels to the maximum by indulging in a power-packed and nutrient-dense breakfast, every single day. Do not forget to check out our recipe section for amazing breakfast delights.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for

your near and dear ones.
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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

Voila! Your home made amla powder is ready.

Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

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Amla powder lasts for up to 6 months, so your efforts in this recipe will last for long, providing you with storehouse of nutrients and taking care of your various problems.
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