Looking back in the 1960s, bacon and eggs showed up at breakfast, and roast beef and gravy were on America's dinner plates. Lunch may or may not have been another meaty meal. And then McDonald's arrived, as did Burger King, Wendy's, and Pizza Hut. These fast foods introduced the concept of quick meals. They were not selling broccoli, carrots, and omelets.
Even in the smallest towns, these fast food restaurants steer in a load of meat, cheese, and soda; this resulted in huge intake of calories and sugars in our diet resulting in bad health and obesity. Every year, it is getting worse. And the saddest part is that nowadays the importance of having a well nourished breakfast idea is not given much importance.
Many people still do not know about the power of nourishing eating, rather they just are told about diet plans and are almost annoyed with them. Well it's not always about dieting; rather it's a whole new way of thinking about foods, a new way of living- living healthy!
Healthy diets are a way of using foods to nourish and cure your body. It is as natural as inhalation. Once you understand the difference after starting healthy way of life, you won't step back to unhealthy ways.
Sometimes people are in a hurry and grab a cupcake or any baked dessert and run off for work or school. Sometimes they even skip it to save their time.. Studies show that people who skip breakfast actually end up eating more over the course of a day and have higher cholesterol levels, compared to people who start their day with breakfast.
Here are some quick and nutrient-rich breakfast ideas. Observe that each of these breakfasts includes foods from at least three food groups, which helps ensure nutrient richness:
Try a Creamy Fruit Smoothie or Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal.A fortified cereal topped with fresh fruit, a few chopped nuts, and low-fat milk. Add honey for taste if you like to.A toasted whole grain bagel with natural peanut butter, topped with raisins, and a glass of low-fat milk.Low-fat or nonfat yogurt topped with low fat granola and fruit.A fruit and low-fat yogurt smoothie with wheat germ.
A toasted English cupcake with a poached egg, a slice of low-fat cheese, and a glass of orange juice. Take any other fresh fruit juice if you don't have oranges.A slice or two of cold cheese-and-veggie pizza and a glass of orange juice.
Eggs Benedict with Asparagus and low-fat hollandaise sauce is an elegant dish with freshly squeezed orange juice for a colorful and healthful meal. The use of asparagus as an accompaniment also provides a serving of vegetables early in the day, helping you reach the healthful goal of at least five vegetables every day.
You can find interesting recipes online too for making your day start healthy.
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