What’s 'A Perfect Breakfast'? Experts Reveal
Updated : July 23, 2021 12:07 IST
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one that you should not mess around with. But why is that and how can we make it better? So, we had two nutritionists weigh in and help us understand what really makes a perfect breakfast.
Every breakfast needs a proper time, so we advocate eating within two hours of waking up (the earlier the better). And as a rule of thumb, make sure that at least half of your plate consist of fruit and veggies, a quarter is some sort of carbs and a quarter is protein-heavy and obviously drown it down with some milk. Here's what the experts have to say about 'a perfect breakfast'.
Don’t Skip The Meal
The most important advice you can take is to never skip this integral meal. Nutritionist Reema Kinjalkar had this to say this “When you eat breakfast in the morning our body gets the signal that we have enough calories for the day. When you skip breakfast, your body starts saving all the incoming calories rather than using it for energy.”
Intermittent fasting is something a lot of people have been taking up in the past couple of days.
Nutritionist Ekta Sood, founder of Diet Dazzle believes that while it might a good choice for only some people. Individuals with low blood pressure or low sugar level or gastric issues should stick with enjoying all three meals.
Cut Out Sugar In The Morning
Both the experts unanimously agreed that sugar is the devil, and you shouldn’t start the day with a sugary breakfast. Reema advises everyone to read the labels of their processed goods. If you enjoy pre-packaged yoghurts or protein bars breakfast, she recommends opting for something that contains about 6-10 grams of protein and at least 3 grams of fibre.
To Juice Or Not To Juice
Juice makes breakfast a little easier for those who don’t have the time or don’t like to cook. But take some precautions. Like yoghurts and bars, avoid sugary juices. Ekta suggests eating the fruit instead of juicing it. And if you really like juice, prefer veggie juice over fruit.
Protein Protein Protein
Breakfast is the best time to include protein, so our nutritionists endorse a protein-focused breakfast full of nuts, cereals, milk and eggs.