Health is wealth

4 Reasons Why Having a Heathy Breakfast Is Crucial

Just like all of us like to lead a ‘healthy’ lifestyle, we also dream to lead a ‘wealthy’ lifestyle. Good eating habits are one of the ways to good health while consistency and longevity in saving is a way to create wealth in the long run. Also for both, a good start is very important, meaning, a healthy breakfast at the start of the day is crucial to stay fit while beginning to save right from the first job is the right way to plan ahead for a financially secure future. Let us look at 4 reasons why a healthy breakfast is crucial and see how this is correlated to wealth building.

An old adage says, ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’. How true! Breakfast is worth all the hype because fuelling up in the morning is very crucial. Our stomach has been starved during our sleep process and it’s important to add some fuel to start your day on a strong note.

Breakfast gets its name from the function it performs- it breaks your night’s fast, literally. Without the morning calories, you are running on reserve, which will result in hunger pangs when you begin work.

Get a jump on the day

If you seem to be low on energy in the morning, then it’s time to take a look at your eating habits. Do you hit the snooze button on your morning alarm a little too often? By the time you open your eyes, you are already late. To be on time to office you then give up on your breakfast. Turn your routine for the better and have a good breakfast to give your body the much-needed energy boost.

Slim it down

Studies have shown that eating breakfast regularly can aid in controlling weight. Even if you follow a diet, skipping your breakfast is a not a good idea. In fact, your diet might go for a toss if you give up on the morning nutrients because you may end up munching on unhealthy foods. So, give your metabolism a jolt every morning with a healthy breakfast and your body will thank you.

Wake up your senses

When your sugar drops, you start to feel lethargic, irritable, drowsy and experience difficulty in concentrating on tasks. Your body goes into lockdown mode, making you a little cranky at the beginning of the day. If you are a cornflakes and milk loyalist, add a few walnuts and fruits to up the nutrient intake and give your senses a boost. Thus a healthy breakfast can elevate your mood throughout the day. It is better to be bugs bunny than uncle scrooge.

Healthy heart

Skipping your breakfast may lead to weight gain which in turn may lead to higher risk of heart disease. Those who give breakfast a miss tend to binge eat through the morning creating a foundation for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and other heart-related illnesses.

Breakfast doesn’t need to be an elaborate affair; it could be a bowl of cereal and milk or eggs/omlette and toast. You could even try idlis / dosas or upma or rotis/ parathas for variety. You can always wash it down with a cup of coffee, tea or your choice of juice. A healthy breakfast and healthy lifestyle can thus help you live long and give you more years to enjoy life after retirement.

Just like breakfast is to health, you could look at Systematic Investment Plans or SIPs in a mutual fund to create wealth. SIPs help you to save regularly as well as for the long term. They are like your Good EMI. You can start a SIP for as low as Rs.500 per month and begin your journey of wealth creation

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