A busy morning is a common thing experienced by employees, especially in urban areas. Traffic jams that make a little time is valuable so as not to arrive late at the office. As a result, in a hurry, many people go to the office without breakfast. There are several reasons why someone does not start the day with breakfast. Or there are also those who consider breakfast or breakfast to be less important, even as a way to reduce weight by reducing the entry of food in the morning. Actually, is it really important to start the day with breakfast? How to get around so you can routinely do breakfast? What is a healthy breakfast menu for the body?
Benefits of Breakfast
Breakfast or eat in the morning is important to do. The reason is because while sleeping for about 8 hours our body has no food that enters the body while activities such as breathing, moving or other light activities continue to run. As a result, sugar levels in the body are very low. While the morning physical activity begins to walk, such as traveling to work, thinking or the need for concentration in order to be able to do activities well. All this requires the existence of energy and energy obtained from the food eaten.
By eating good food, will make the body feel full and will arouse enthusiasm for activities. You will not feel lethargic or preoccupied by a hungry stomach. A healthy breakfast can help reduce cholesterol levels. Emotionally, breakfast can be a gathering place for all family members, tell each other stories, communicate and get closer emotionally. This is a good thing to create a harmonious family.
Why Not Have Breakfast?
But, despite realizing the importance of breakfast. There are people who feel reluctant to do it for several reasons. For example:
• pressed for time, so as not to arrive late at the office, someone skipped breakfast or only drank milk or coffee for breakfast. To overcome this problem, it helps you wake up earlier. In order not to feel sleepy when you wake up in the morning, you should sleep early. Discipline yourself so as not to be tempted to watch TV or surf that can keep you up late at night.
• Fear of fat. Reducing the entry of food in the morning can make us look slim. This opinion is wrong because precisely without breakfast, the calories eaten can be more. Without breakfast, the body’s metabolism and fat burning in the body will decrease so that the appetite for lunch will increase. The body that feels hungry can make you look for snacks so that the calories in the body increases.
• Not used to, feel nauseous or stomach ache when eating in the morning. You have to keep in mind to really get used to having breakfast to stay healthy. Try not to eat breakfast right after waking up, but give a break between 1-2 hours after waking up and eating your breakfast. Another thing that can be done is by not spending time eating breakfast, but dividing it into small portions that can be eaten throughout the morning. Make sure the packaging is not damaged which can cause food to become damaged.
• Bored or have no appetite for breakfast. The solution is to make a varied breakfast menu not only fried rice, jam bread, omelette or other menus that are all. Indeed this is not easy, because maybe you are working, you can be late to the office if you have to prepare a hassle food. But you can try to prepare groceries for breakfast at night. The next day, all you have to do is finish cooking food that will save time. By providing more time, you can get more benefits too.
Breakfast is done every day. But is your breakfast menu healthy? The number of calories that should enter our bodies at breakfast is 300-400 calories. The recommended food for breakfast is a fairly nutritious menu, a menu that is in accordance with the “Four Healthy Five Perfect”, 3 of which consists of carbohydrates, protein, milk, cereals. Another option is to drink fruit juice, 2 servings of large fruit, milk or low-fat milk.
Because there is little time, employees often eat breakfast after arriving at the office. The negative side of buying food is that we don’t know the extent of the cleanliness of the food. To avoid diseases caused by dirty food, try to choose to consume healthy foods that contain enough nutritional content. Choose food in sealed packages so that food is not infested by flies or mosquitoes carrying disease seeds.
Also try to avoid unhealthy or greasy foods on the breakfast menu purchased. For example you can avoid consuming offal when eating porridge. Avoid coconut milk when enjoying green bean porridge, avoid crackers when eating rice or when eating ketoprak. However, do not forget to not familiarize yourself with eating fried food as a breakfast menu because of high calories and poor use of cooking oil.
Now, there is no reason to start the day without breakfast because there are many benefits that can be obtained if we have a healthy breakfast on a regular basis. It can also be trained on children so that they are accustomed to breakfast which will provide energy for them to take part in crowded school activities, helping him concentrate and understand the lessons given. So, try to provide a healthy and delicious breakfast menu that will be enjoyed by all family members.