Let’s Break The Fast
You may have heard an old in Western culture saying, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a gentleman, and dinner like a pauper.” Do you know that Chinese also have a similar proverb saying, “Eat well at breakfast, get full at lunch, and have less at dinner.”?
Indicating breakfast, no matter in which culture, is the most important meal in a day. “Unfortunately, the importance of eating breakfast has been overlooked for some reason or another by different people,” said Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners.
Skipping breakfast, indeed, may increase the risk of becoming obese and developing insulin resistance syndrome—signs that can lead to diabetes. Actually, it is a metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to use blood sugar (glucose) effectively, raising the risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes.
The truth is, our insulin level is in its highest in the morning, waiting to absorb essential nutrients from the food to make us being productive during the day. By eating breakfast, we can kick our metabolism into gear giving our hungry body the chance to replenish blood sugar levels, burn calories effectively, and maintain more consistent energy all through the day. While skipping breakfast, it not only puts our body into starvation mode and slows the metabolism, our body also feels lack of motivation and sluggishness early in the morning, winding up having more calories at the end of the day!
So, let’s break your fast with something good, and enjoy!
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