Everything you need to know about having a balanced breakfast

Everything you need to know about having a balanced breakfast

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, so you need to ensure it's healthy and sets you up for the day full of energy.

The world is divided between those who eat breakfast and those who don't. If you are one of the first, you might be interested in these common 3 mistakes that we sometimes make during breakfast:

1. Just having sweets

Many people find it impossible to eat salty foods for breakfast. For them, it has always been a matter of hot beverages, perhaps some fruit and carbohydrates with sugar. Toast with jams, croissants, doughnuts, or even slices of cake.

It's ok to do it once in a while, but try to make it once or twice a week, but it should not be your daily breakfast. Sugar gives you energy instantly, but it's short-lived and the crush that comes later is inevitable. 

2. Ready-made juices

Stick to homemade juices or smoothies and make sure to chuck a vegetable in there, not just fruit. 

When you think fruit, don't picture a rectangular box that holds a liter of water with sugar and some fruit concentrate. That's not the best idea to incorporate fruit into your breakfast. Maybe once in a while, you can do it, but it shouldn't be a weekly rule. Stick to homemade juices or smoothies and make sure to chuck a vegetable in there, not just fruit. 

3. Putting aside healthy fats

It's a common mistake. Not all fats are unhealthy, a diet without fats does not exist! Fatty foods such as olive oil, avocado, nuts, or natural and organic butter are essential for good nutrition.

3 Breakfast habits you need to avoid for a healthy start of your day:

1. Believing that breakfast is not important

The worst habit of all. If you think you're going to sort out breakfast just with a coffee and a cookie, you're wrong.  It's an important meal so treat is as such. Don't think that with a granola bar and a supermarket juice you'll be done. Instead go for a nutritious bowl of cereals with fruits, nuts and seed. You can also have homemade juices or smoothies

2.      Eating fast

We have said that breakfast is important, right? Then you should take some time. Breakfast is not having coffee and a cookie in 1 minute 20 seconds. That's swallowing, and it's not good for anything. If you struggle with mornings, get up 15 minutes early.  Give yourself time to sit at the table and taste what you're eating, you'll feel the difference

3. Avoid cold water

Studies show that having a glass of warm water in the morning can help your digestive system and even relax you.

Drinking water is the most cleansing act of the morning, it comforts the body after several hours of fasting. However, it's best if you drink warm water. Studies show that having a glass of warm water in the morning can help your digestive system and even relax you.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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