By now, we all know that skipping breakfast is not a wise decision at all. We’ve read and heard a lot about its benefits and the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and metabolism. Several studies around the world have shown that skipping breakfast leads to myriad lifestyle ailments – diabetes is a major health problem. A new study in this regard found that having an early breakfast can help lower blood sugar levels. The Endocrine Society’s annual meeting showed that people who started eating before 8:30 a.m. had lower levels of insulin resistance whether or not they restricted their food intake to less than 10 hours a day. In the uninitiated, insulin resistance occurs when the body does not respond as well to insulin, leading to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Approximately 10,575 adults participated in the study and were divided into three groups based on the total amount of time they had eaten. The researchers analyzed whether the duration of eating and the time of ingestion were related to the fasting blood sugar level and the estimated insulin resistance.
Although fasting sugar levels didn’t differ significantly, a report on the Endocrine Society’s official website found that insulin resistance was lower in all groups when they had their first meal before 8:30 a.m.
“These results suggest that timing is more closely related to metabolic actions than duration and supports early eating strategies,” said Lead Researcher Marriam Ali, MD, of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
With that in mind, say, never skip the first meal of the day. We understand that the mornings are busy and time consuming; So we’ve come up with some quick breakfast ideas that will allow you to make a quick meal in no time.
Also read: 6 delicious breakfast ideas for busy mornings
Here are 5 quick breakfast recipes for you:
When it comes to a quick, fulfilling breakfast, an omelette is probably the first meal we can think of. It’s quick and easy to make, and loads you up with a good amount of protein, vitamin, and more. Here is a masala omelette recipe that is filled with vegetables and flavorful desi masalas. Click here for the recipe.
On the days when you get bored with the same omelette, all you have to do is put it between two toasted breads, put some spread on top and make a sandwich in a few minutes. Sandwich makes for a universal breakfast, which is why they offer a range of sandwich recipes around the world. All you have to do is throw something between two slices of bread and squeeze it. We like to add vegetables, chicken, mayonnaise, eggs and others. We found a simple sandwich recipe that you can make in just 5 minutes. Click here for the recipe.
Cheela is a staple food for almost every northern Indian. It’s filled with mizzen and provides a good amount of essential nutrients with the meal. All you have to do is make a batter with besan, ajwain and some vegetables and spices and spread it on a tawa. Cook both sides and serve hot. Click here for a list of healthy and delicious Cheelas.
Poha defines comfort for everyone. Poha is made from flattened rice and finds unique variations in almost every regional cuisine. We have found for you the classic Kanda Poha recipe from Maharashtra that could start your morning delicious. Click here for the recipe.
We also found a list of delicious Upma recipes for you. It’s quick, calming, and can be made in under 30 minutes. And the best part is that each of these upmas tastes unique and gives you a good amount of nutrients to start the morning off. Click here to learn more.
(Note: these food suggestions are not part of the study.)
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