Have you ever noticed the connection between what you eat and your mood? Whilst most of us don’t consciously think about this connection, it can greatly help your day to day life if you spare some time to think about how this connection works.
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of our day and we should give it the right kind of attention, this in turn will affect all your daily activities, will help you perform better at school, at work, will help you make the right decisions and most of all, reduce stress and improve your mood.
There are certain things we should be aware of when we have breakfast. For example, choosing the right food in the right time of the day. We should also be aware of the benefits of the food we eat and keep a close eye on the amount of food we should eat and how this food is prepared.
How to make a tasty and healthy breakfast
First of all, you want to make sure that the grains you eat are whole grains. The more processed a grain the more devoid it is of nutrients and just leaves your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride all day long. Instead of white bread for breakfast, choose whole wheat bread or whole oats. Oats especially are a great choice for your breakfast, because they will not only give you a good mood, but will also keep you satisfied for a longer period of time.
Still, your breakfast should not only consist of grains, you also need plenty of minerals to keep your mind vibrant. Therefore, fresh fruits and even vegetables are great to include at this time of day — and any other time for that matter.
It is also recognized among doctors that calcium in the morning will keep your metabolism high. If you want to lose a few pounds and feel great at the same time, incorporate some dairy products into your breakfast. Milk is not always the best choice because of how it is processed – if you can get it from the farm gate though, by all means do so. However, yogurt and buttermilk are fantastic choices during breakfast.
Lastly, for a stable mood throughout the day eggs are a real must. They keep you happy and your blood sugar stable.
Look forward to breakfast, make time to really enjoy it and it can set your day off on such a good note that it lasts all day long.