Breakfast And Its Importance For Good Health
This article describes about the importance of breakfast and its importance towards good health.
Breakfast is very important in a day's schedule. One should not avoid it in spite of a busy schedule
"Breakfast should be like a king, lunch like an ordinary man & dinner like a beggar"
Breakfast has very important place in diet.It should be heavy & consists of a good no of calories so that one feels energetic till lunch.It should provide adequate amounts of carbohydrates and proteins.It should be like a king's breakfast.Mother's are always worried about this as child doesn't like to have same things repeatedly and they need variety
Ideally one should include following foods
For vegetarians and nonvegetarians
1. Milk with or without bread, toast
Milk is gives a good amount of many vitamins - vitamin A, D, B complex but it is poor in vitamin c.It is a very good source of calcium and is essential for growing children
2. Boiled egg /omlette
Egg proteins are the best proteins. Proteins are the " building blocks" of our body. Its very important to have adequate proteins for muscle development and body building. Youngsters who regularly attend gymnasium should eat diet with adequate proteins.
5. Chicken soups or veg soups
6. Cornflakes with milk
7. 1 fruit/juice
Fruits like banana, orange or any other available fruit in that particular season
8. If someone doesn't like milk,try tea, coffee
9. Sprouts -
Sprouts are an excellent source of vitamins.Even poor people can afford to have sprouts
10. Dry fruits-
Cashew, almonds, pistachios, dried figs, etc if included it will be very good.All of them are costly.
For very small children, one can add cooked smashed potatoes with added salt,dhal, etc.If child eats all these properly, one need not give supplementary foods like complan, horlicks, etc as all these commercial preparations are costly
Avoid junk foods like sauce, ketch-up, kurkure, etc.Also avoid cold-drinks. These will not give any vitamins and valuable requirements of our body. Excess bread will also lead to constipation. Breakfast should contain foods which will give adequate fibres.
If a growing child eats a good balanced diet properly, neither horlicks nor complan is needed
Horlicks or complan is needed for children who don't eat properly due to any reason e. g. some children don't like the taste of milk & in such cases complan with different flavours may be helpful.