Breakfast and a balanced diet
Breakfast and a balanced diet
The topic food keeps us busy all day. The theme of health and food culture is as important as food intake itself. The how and where are absolutely not negligible. We think about what we eat and about what the things we eat do with us.
A healthy breakfast as stresskiller
First of all, food and drink hold together body and soul. Eating in a calm relaxed atmosphere with enough time to make the right selections helps us to reduce stress. It is a well-known, but often ignored, fact that the right food plays a crucial role for our diet and our well-being.
Indeed, when getting up in the morning, the human body has not been supplied with energy for ten hours. That is why it is recommended to think more closely about breakfast – the healthy breakfast. The British seem to have done this particularly thoroughly and successfully as their breakfast is appreciated and imitated all over the world.
Consequently, while some prefer a cultivated breakfast, many neglect the morning food intake. A lot of people eat their breakfast standing or do completely without it. A good and healthy breakfast with balanced ingredients is important, since performance and concentration react to bad energy supply.
Breakfast influences your performance
A good breakfast raises the level of blood sugar and activates the brain cells. Research has proven that a well composed, healthy breakfast promotes the creation and the retrieval of retentions and the comprehension of complex information.
According to recent findings people who breakfast healthily and on a regular basis suffer more seldom from diabetes, overweight and cardiovascular diseases. Important for this, however, is the combination of the breakfast ingredients. Experts advise: 60 % carbohydrates, 10% protein and not more than 30% fat.
In addition, the food should be high in fiber. It is particularly effective for a dietary change to replace the continental “bread roll – butter – jam – breakfast” by fresh cereals with fruit and milk or yoghurt or by whole-grain bread with curd.
Coffee, tea and Co.
As the human body consists to up to 90% of water it is important that we drink much and regularly. Everybody should begin their day with water, unsweetened or diluted juices or with light teas.
However, most of us cannot really get their day started without a first cup of coffee. Caffeine, which is also included in tea, is quickly absorbed by the stomach and the small intestine and emitted into the blood circuit where it unfolds its effect. It blocks the activity of adenosine, a sedative substance, in the brain and stimulates the production of adrenalin.
So, coffee really makes us more animated. But it brings along risks and disadvantages; therefore, it is worth thinking about alternatives. Coffee inhibits the absorption of mineral nutrients and frequent coffee-drinking (more than three cups a day) fosters calcium expulsion. Enjoyed responsibly, the popular natural stimulant is allowed. Herb and fruit teas or rooibos tea (which has its origin in Africa and which is rich in vitamin C and iron) are better for your health.