Cereal and milk is the most healthy breakfast choice: Study
Ever wondered why breakfast is touted as the most important meal of the day? According to a study, those who have breakfast are less prone to illness because the body is energetic, stronger and more immune to diseases and infections.
Everyone, be it kids, youngsters, adults, or old people, need a wholesome, nutritious morning meal to kick-start the day on a healthy note. According to a new study, the best way to start the day is with a bowl of a healthy breakfast cereal and milk that energizes an individual mentally and physically and keepsyou going for hours. Cereal and milk is a good source of calcium and provides a significant proportion of the day's total nutrient intake such as foliate, carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and fiber. Additionally, people who have a morning meal of cereal and milk are less likely to be hungry during the rest of the day and nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger.
Newcastle University’s nutrition professor Chris Seal, a member of The Breakfast Panel which commissioned the study stated, “This provides yet more evidence of the importance of eating breakfast and shows the value of making wise choices.
People who eat breakfast cereal generally eat less fat, saturated fat and sugar than those who do not and have better intakes of protein and important micro-nutrients, such as iron, vitamins and calcium.”
In a bid to assess the breakfast habits of people, nutritionist Sigrid Gibson conducted a study. The team analyzed the food records from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, which questioned 12,068 Britons aged 19 to 64 years.
The analysis revealed that one in five adults ate no solid food for the morning meal, one-third opted for cereal and 45 percent indulged in a non-cereal breakfast.
It was noted that tea and coffee was the preferred beverage on 84 percent of breakfast occasions. In addition, the survey found that milk was popular in 82 percent of breakfasts. Close on the heels came cereal (39 percent), bread (33 percent) and fruit (14 percent).Skipping breakfast can lead to tiredness, lack of concentration, and poor performance at work or school. It also means more snacking on unhealthy foods. Studies have established that people tend to accumulate more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals.
People who begin the day with a morning meal have an adequate balance of nutrients and minerals in their body as compared to those who skip breakfast.
Those who have breakfast are less prone to illness because the body is energetic, stronger and more immune to diseases and infections.