We hear it time and time again, but it seems that many parents and children still don’t listen to the warnings and the advice. Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day.
A healthy daily breakfast can help reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Breakfast gives us the energy to get through the first part of the day, as well as helping us to focus the mind and kick the body’s functions into gear ahead of the new day.
Research has found that compared to those that eat breakfast less than three out of seven days, people who do eat a regular, nutritious breakfast, had a 35 to 50 per cent lower risk of obesity and associated illness (such as insulin resistance). Alternatively conditions that have arisen that damage overall wellbeing include high blood pressure, increased blood fats, metabolic irregularities and high insulin level.
Furthermore, for those who are on diets, breakfast can actually help to control appetite and overeating later in the day. However, just putting something in your mouth first thing in the morning does not equate to good health and functioning. Eating healthy, nutritional foods to boost the body’s immune and overall function is important to ensure that you’re giving yourself the best start ahead of a long day. Whole-food breakfasts, high in fibre and filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are an excellent way to get your started. This means eating whole foods like muesli (as opposed to some cereals which are packed with sugars), fruit, yogurt and nuts.
Eating a good breakfast is not good enough for overall general wellbeing. Ensuring you get regular exercise, eating healthy meals all through the day and avoiding toxins is also important.
What’s more, regular chiropractic care can also help improve the body’s natural processes – continued care ensure the body’s nervous and immune systems function at their optimum and help promote good digestion, improve mood and flexibility.