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Benefits of a good breakfast
A healthy and nourishing breakfast in the morning provides the brain and the body all the necessary energy to work after the whole night of fast. When we do not have a good nashta, the body and brain run low on essential energy.
Ideally, we must have our nashta within two hours of waking and the nashta must be full of nutritional value while providing 20% to 35% of your total daily calorie requirement.
Now breakfast or the nashta is not all about calories, it should also provide the essential nutrients like iron, calcium, B vitamins along with fibres and proteins. Most of the time, we miss these ingredients in our breakfast and often they are not getting compensated in the whole day and create a nutritional void in our system.
A healthy breakfast should compose of some variety of fruits such as banana or fruit juice. Along with fruits one may have some eggs, cheese, corn flakes with milk according to their choice. A proper breakfast keeps a person healthy and happy with improved memory and concentration, better mood and less stress. In case of children a good breakfast makes them attentive and well natured with improved performance in schools and in sports.
The general energy needs in our body
The energy demand varies with age and type of work we are into and usually men needs more energy than women (2500 Kcal and 2000 Kcal per day respectively). Children in growing age require a lot of energy as well (around 1970 Kcal per day for boys and 1740 Kcal per day for girls).
Other benefits of having a good breakfast
Researchers have revealed that a healthy breakfast helps in maintaining a trimmer waistline and control overweight issues. So never skip a breakfast as an excuse of dieting. The effect will be just the reverse. Breakfast can also bring the family together where you can eat together and refresh the bonding and feelings between each other at the start of the day.
Why will I go to Guptaji’s place for the nashta
Now that we have a clear idea about the benefits of breakfast or nashta, let me tell you about the reasons behind going to Guptaji’s place for the nashta. There are various breakfast or nashta ideas available over the internet and in books. But, the ideas of Guptaji are not only unique, but composed of mouth watering dishes made from Kellogg’s cornflakes that are healthy and nutritionally balanced. The corn flakes items are never ending (coconut ladoos, pomegranate raita, tandoori cheese – the favourite of mine, honey & fruit smoothie – another favourite of mine, Kiwi Yogurt, Nutty chocolate berry, spiced peach and so on) and each day I will get something new to taste. I will definitely make some time out to visit Guptaji’s place to have my nashta everyday.
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