Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Breakfast...

Breakfast is very important in our daily life... To have a fit and healthy body, breakfast is one of the meal that you should not missed. Why breakfast is important? (i extracted this article from Wikipedia)

The nutritional claims, there is concern that students who do not eat breakfast perform worse in school. Research has suggested that eating a meal before noon, consisting of standard breakfast-style foods is positively correlated with improved functioning of school-aged children. Skipping breakfast is also correlated with overweight.

The earliest record of the belief that breakfast is "the most important meal of the day" was made in the book Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka in 1915: "Für den Vater war das Frühstück die wichtigste Mahlzeit des Tages." - "For the father, breakfast was the most important meal of the day."

There is still skepticism of this mantra however. Some people say that nutritionists are using correlation fallacy when equating breakfast with good health or good school performance. Some studies have indicated that people who go without breakfast as a diet may eat foods with higher energy concentrations (fats and sugars), which ends up being less healthy. Along the same line of thinking, it has been suggested that children who do not eat breakfast may not do so because their bodies rebel against any morning activity, including breakfast and early classes.

Another hypothesis about breakfast is that it interrupts the body's cycle between SNS activity and PSNS activity. According to this line of thought, meals are naturally taken after activity involved in either hunting, gathering, and/or preparing the food needed and deviation from this gives the bodies stresses it has not evolved to handle. The first meal of the day ends the nightly PSNS activity (which increases the burning of fat) and thus ends the intense detoxification your body goes through at night.

So i'm very particular on what i take for my breakfast. For most of the Malaysian, their favorite breakfast are Nasi Lemak (coconut rice), Noodles Soup, Dim Sum etc... I have no comment on these food for breakfast but what i eat for my breakfast are 
2 Tablespoon of GojiSplash
1 Bowl of Oat
1 Fat Free Fruit Yogurt
1 Green Apple


This food has helped me to stay out from snacking before lunch. Eating and Staying health is important as A strong Mind starts with a Fit Body. So don't skip your breakfast and eat healthy breakfast eh! :->

7 comments:

khengsiong said...

Very wholesome breakfast. How long do you take to prepare and eat your breakfast?

TZ said...

Khengsiong: The only thing that need to prepare is the oat... my mom actually prepared this every morning. As what i know, it's about 15 mins ... easy and yet healthy breakfast... :->

khengsiong said...

Oh yes one more thing...
Since you have written so much about climate change, I believe you care about the environment. Environmentalists tell us to ONLY eat produce grown locally. So no imported apple please. Replace it with banana...

P/S I am not an environmentalist.

TZ said...

Khengsiong: I have nothing to say... the only thing is that Malaysia don't produce much apples... the green apples antioxidant and banana is not the same :->

cbenc12 said...

Tz, u r so healthy! i wish i can have discipline like u.. i take wholemeal bread 3 times a week wif coffee >_<
where can i buy the gojisplash n how much is it?

TZ said...

Cbenc12: you could get it from any GNC shop and it cost about RM66 per bottle... one bottle could last for months ... :->

doc said...

it's been said that we should have a king's breakfast, a queen's lunch & a pauper's dinner.

heavy breakfast to prepare for the tasks ahead, moderate lunch to maintain momentum & a little dinner just to pull thru the night - unless you're a night-shift worker, in which case, the sequence should be reversed.

does that sound logical??