Exercise, diet and human interaction alter the brain and body, according to the National Institute of Health. But diet is a big factor for people’s all-around health.
Breakfast is one meal people tend to skip, even though it has been called “the most important meal of the day” by many experts.
Some people skip breakfast because there’s not enough time, or are too tired to bother to make anything. A common route is to grab an apple on the way out the door and stop at the local coffee shop for a hot beverage.
Medical News Today says skipping breakfast lowers concentration levels as well as energy levels, and also slows the metabolism. The body needs a certain amount of energy to make it through the day without feeling tired or going limp.
Here are the studies from Medical News Today:
There are ways to avoid skipping breakfast: just make it quick. Some quick breakfast ideas are: high fibre cereal/bagel or toast, protein shake or smoothie, or a bowl of fruit with oatmeal.
A raspberry banana smoothie is a quick and healthy choice for breakfast. It’s also a great source of vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins and minerals are important for the human body because they help heal wounds, boost the immune system. They also help with growth and development
Raspberries are known as nature’s candy for their sweet, all-natural taste. They are packed full of antioxidants, which include: vitamin A, C or E.
Those three vitamins alone help protect the body against illnesses and also strengthen teeth, gums and bones. Antioxidants are used to protect the body’s cells from damage.
Raspberries are full of fibre and potassium, which lowers blood pressure as well as cholesterol levels. They also keep the body regular.
Bananas contain potassium and fibre. Medical News Today states that bananas help reduce the risks of asthma, cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Yogurt comes from milk, which is a great source of Vitamin D. Yogurt is also known as a probiotic, which is the body’s “friendly bacteria.”
It is filled with protein which gives your body the energy it needs, as well as speeds up your metabolism. Yogurt is also full of vitamin B12 which can help prevent heart disease.
Starting the day with a delicious and healthy snack will keep you energized for a day full of activities. According to Canada’s Food Guide, eating a healthy breakfast jump starts metabolism, energizes the body, and improves the immune system.
Raspberry Banana Smoothie:
1 cup of raspberries
1 ripe Banana
¼ cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ cup of yogurt
1 tablespoon of honey
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and ready to drink.
Add more honey if desired.