(Fitness Tips) Why should you have a well-balanced breakfast?

by - Thursday, December 07, 2017



 I've been emphasizing the importance of having a well-balanced breakfast on daily basis over and over again.
I couldn't help but to reemphasize on this!

Have you ever wondered what is a well-balanced breakfast and why should you incorporate carbohydrates into your diet?
HERE are the what and whys!

WHAT IS A WELL-BALANCED BREAKFAST?

A well-balanced breakfast includes foods from at least three out of the five food groups i.e. Carbohydrates, Protein and more.

(Source: HERE)

WHAT ARE CARBOHYDRATES?

Carbohydrates are one of three macronutrients — along with proteins and fats — that your body requires daily. There are three main types of carbohydrates: starches, fiber and sugars. Starches are often referred to as complex carbohydrates. They are found in grains, legumes and starchy vegetables, like potatoes and corn. 

Sugars are known as simple carbohydrates. There are natural sugars in vegetables, fruits, milk and honey. Added sugars are found in processed foods, syrups, sugary drinks and sweets.

(Source: HERE)

WHY SHOULD YOU INCORPORATE CARBOHYDRATES INTO YOUR DIET?

Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy: They help fuel your brain, kidneys, heart, muscles and central nervous system. For instance, fiber is a carbohydrate that aids in digestion, helps you feel full and keeps blood cholesterol levels in check. Your body can store extra carbohydrates in your muscles and liver for use when you’re not getting enough carbohydrates in your diet. 

A carbohydrate-deficient diet may cause headaches, fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, nausea, constipation, bad breath and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

(Source: HERE

But....WHAT TO EAT???

A lot threw me this question on what to eat and what not to eat.
Frankly speaking, I don't encourage anybody to cut off any food completely from their diet.
The difference between simple and complex carbohydrates is one make you feel hungry faster than another.

BALANCE is always the key!
If you need a quick source of energy, why not?
 
 I came across this healthy option online.
It is a combination of dried nuts, fruits and fine grain flakes.
One serving of 50g will provides you a well-balanced breakfast, unless you are as active as me.

I usually pair this bowl with two (2) half-boiled eggs and protein shake because I need to hit my daily macro-nutrients requirement.

 WHERE TO PURCHASE?

Did I already mention online?
Oh yes, I am a big fan of online shopping.
I got this via MorningShop Malaysia (link: HERE).

Product name: [Vilson] Organic Walnuts & Cranberry with Grain Flakes (450g)
Product link: HERE

 You may adjust the flavour and thickness on your own but I like it this way.
Feel more filling, I think.

You may add the liquid of your choice but I chose to add Unsweetened Soy Milk.

 WHAT IS MORNINGSHOP?

MorningShop is the leading vertical e-commerce site for healthy breakfast cereals in Taiwan. There are over 200 different kinds of cereals on our Taiwan website.They are now in Malaysia to provide the high quality and convenient healthy breakfast food to Malaysians!

Do they only have this product?
NO WAY! Of course they have other products too!
Granola, Muesli, Cereals and more.
You won't be able to get them from elsewhere!

Get them now at HERE on MorningShop Malaysia!!!

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