Breakfast: what we need to star well the day



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Breakfast: what we need to star well the day

An incomplete and unbalanced breakfast, therefore based for example on only one nutrient, is not good because it is not able to bring all the energy and nutritional value that we need in the morning. Pancreas, after hours of fasting, if it is attacked by an overload of sugars, is forced to perform an overwork, having to immediately produce a lot of insulin to quickly bring the blood sugar back to normal values For a healthy breakfast, refined cereals, saturated fats and sugars contained in snacks, brioches, biscuits, croissants, cakes, donuts and other packaged products should be avoided.

Attention also to the jam, which contains a lot of sugar: better to choose organic jams, to be consumed only occasionally and in combination with wholemeal bread. Fruit juices should also be avoided, always due to the high sugar content, better homemade juices.

Cookies and bars can be eaten, but only if prepared at home and following light recipes with no added sugar. A good preparation method is that which uses, for example, almond flour, wholemeal or flaky cereals, barley malt, hazelnut grains, dark chocolate, and oil seeds.

In short, a healthy breakfast to start the day well. Therefore, there is no need to fear eating the egg in the morning. In fact, of all the cholesterol we have in our body, only 20% comes from food, the rest is produced by the liver.

It is true that we must be careful of the cholesterol we ingest with food though. Alternatively, only egg white can be consumed. A good breakfast makes the rest of the day more balanced and orderly from the food point of view, as it leads to better eating and prevents too many calories from being eaten at the wrong times.

Unfortunately, the consumption of a healthy breakfast is not very common and there is a tendency to eat too much sugar, or to skip the meal completely, often due to lack of time or laziness in preparing it. The absence of breakfast only leads to eating more afterwards and consuming the wrong foods. The keywords are a complete and balanced breakfast.