Health Preservation and Three Meals:What is the best time for breakfast?What you should have for breakfast?
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✵The modern meaning of Health Preservation refers to the active physical and mental maintenance activities according to the law of human life process. Maintenance or Preservation refers to follow the law of life, through moderate exercise, plus external care and other means, so that the body function and external skin can rest and recuperate, restore due function, which is the first level of health; Cultivation, refers to the broadening of horizons, access to the heart, wide-ranging knowledge, through their own moral and quality of the practice and promotion, so that the body and mind could get a kind of rest and repair, to achieve the purpose of rest the mind and vitality; nourishment refers to the timely and appropriate people, follow the law of heaven and earth, the four seasons, with the appropriate food supplements, in order to nourish the conditioning of the whole body, to achieve the goal of better health and extending the year.
Introduction: A nutritious breakfast not only compensates for the loss of energy during the night, but also wakes you up for the rest of the day, and you will not be fat, and it is good chance to be healthy.
Ancient and modern: The ancients said that "breakfast is better early, lunch is better full, dinner is better little","breakfast better composed of essence." Li Ting, a nutritionist of Traditional Chinese medicine in Ming Dynasty, also believed that: "wake up and eating porridge in the morning, prompt metabolism, benefit diaphragm, and stomach, generate body fluid, refreshing a day, not a small supplement." The ancients are quite serious about breakfast.
Experts guide for breakfast?
Introduction: In China, some people may spend an hour dressing up in the morning and half an hour arranging a trip, but they are reluctant to spend 10 minutes on a serious breakfast. Little did they know that without enough energy, the "machine" would run in fatigue. Some people turn around the day and night, they get up at noon, so breakfast is also removed, for a long time their endocrine and digestive system are in disorder, also missed breakfast, which is this most optimal period of time that does not need the effort to be able to food tonics.
When is the best time to have breakfast?
If you can get up around 7 a.m. and eat it 20 to 30 minutes later, it is proper. It also meets the standard of 4 to 5 hours intervals between breakfast and lunch.
What to eat for breakfast is the most nutritious?
Breakfast should account for 40% of the calories of the whole day, and food type choice is best to have both carbohydrate and dietary fiber, but also a moderate amount of protein and fat, this mixture of food stay in the stomach for a longer time, can maintain a steady and normal blood sugar level. Best at breakfast is delicious hot food, avoid by all means to eat cold foods or blood flow is not smooth, otherwise after a long time will affect digestion and absorption, cause distention, dilute stool or diarrhea, skin become poorer and poorer, often catch a cold, the resistance to disease will drop. So early in the morning had better eat some hot food, such as five bean porridges, black rice porridge, eight treasure porridge, preserved egg and lean meat porridge, and so on, and then with salted duck eggs, or minced meat dishes. At the same time pay attention to the combination of dry and thin, soft and hard. Soy milk and deep-fried sticks are the most combination to bear hungry but not suitable for obese people. Don't eat them more than three times a week. Bread and milk are fine, but better choose whole-wheat bread with low-fat milk. Don't eat sandwiches and burgers for breakfast, but don't eat just vegetables and fruits. One contains much fat, and the other contains deficit energy, they are all bad for your health. Cookies and chocolate puffs are dry, not help to a dehydrated body for digestion in the morning, also lack dietary fiber. People who like fast food can make oatmeal with milk, but not add too much volume of sugar. Also you should not eat last night's leftovers as breakfast.
Top five benefits of eating breakfast.
✵1. Protect your stomach: skipping breakfast has an 11.7 percent chance of causing liver and gallbladder disease, and a 2-percent chance of affecting kidney health and a 36-percent chance of causing stomach problems. If the time between breakfast and lunch is too long or do not eat lunch, stomach acid will form in the stomach, erosion of gastric mucosa, causing stomach pain; if you don't eat dinner, it will lead to a lack of energy, and because the fasting time(empty stomach time) is too long, damage of the gastric acid to the gastric mucosa is particularly obvious.
✵2. Boost brainpower: in normal health condition, the blood sugar levels range from 4.5 to 6.7 milliliters per liter, so that viscera, especially the brain, can get enough energy. When blood sugar level drops, people's thinking ability starts to become sluggish and confused, listless and unresponsive. People's blood sugar mainly comes from carbohydrates in food. As energy consumed in physical labor and mental activities, blood sugar needs to be constantly replenished. Regular meals are the main way to supply and replenish blood sugar. Studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better than those who skip it. And the weight and content of breakfast are also related to academic performance.
✵3. Stable blood sugar: after a night's sleep, no sugar was supplied more than 10 hours, and the morning is often a time of high activity and concentration. If you don't eat breakfast or eat little, your blood sugar will drop continuously, and when your blood sugar drops to 2.5 millimoles per liter, you will have convulsions and coma. Therefore, in order to improve the study and work efficiency, we must have a good breakfast.
✵4. Prevent gallstones: studies have found that long-term skipping breakfast may cause problems and affecting bile secretion and even increase the incidence of cholelithiasis, and so on.
✵5. Less fattening: breakfast was the least fattening of the three meals a day, and teenagers who ate it irregularly weighed an average of 2.3 kilograms more than their peers who ate it every day, according to the study. Children who also eat breakfast regularly are generally healthier and more active. They absorb less fat and cholesterol and more fiber.
✵ Tips: Even if you're in a hurry to get to work or school, don't eat breakfast too fast to damage your digestive system.
Food combination tips and attention for breakfast.
✵1.Food combination tips: There are many combinations of foods for breakfast, but don't eat just one type, at least include carbohydrates (such as toast, steamed bread, porridge), protein (such as eggs, salmon, tofu, etc.) , breakfast milk, and of course, if you can add some vegetables, fruits will be more balanced.
Nutrition experts say that crisp soda cookies, bread, and other dry food should not be for breakfast, due to the overnight consumption, a variety of digestive juices have been secreted insufficiently, this dry food is mostly cereal, lack of high-quality protein can only provide a short time of energy.
The quantity of calories provided by breakfast accounts for 30% of the whole day, which is mainly supplied by staple food. Lack of carbohydrate staple food may cause nutrient deficiencies. Eat some starchy foods, and cereals can be quickly broken down into glucose after absorption, to correct the phenomenon of hypoglycemia after sleep. However, cereal digests quickly, and you will feel hungry after 2-3 hours. Eat some foods rich in protein and fat, such as eggs, pork floss, soy products and so on.
✵2.Make sure you have a hot breakfast:
Eating breakfast should eat hot food, in order to protect the stomach Qi. The stomach Qi of traditional Chinese medicine doctrine is broad sense actually, and it is not just pointing to the stomach viscus, the function that contained the digestive absorption ability of the spleen and stomach, acquired immunity, functions of muscle. For in the morning the Yin Qi of the night was not removed, and the earth's temperature had not risen. When the muscles, nerves and blood vessels are still in a contracting state, then eating and drinking cold food will make the various systems in the body contract and blood flow become more difficult.
Maybe at the beginning when you start to eat cold food, you do not think what's gastrointestinal discomfort, but after a long period or aged, you will find how to absorb less than the food essence, like you always eat but not strong enough, or always dilute stool, or your skin turn worse and worse, or throat always obstacle with phlegm, often catch a cold, small health problems come one by one, that's hurt the stomach Qi, hurt the body's resistance firstly in the morning, so should be enjoying hot porridge, oatmeal, thermal goat milk, hot tofu pudding, hot soya-bean milk, sesame, yam gruel or porridge and so on, and then with vegetables, bread, sandwiches, fruit, snacks, etc.
✵3.Eat less cold food:
According to the clinical view of old herbalists from traditional Chinese medicine: now a lot of young schoolgirl taste with ice as a child, cola, bubble black tea... hobby these cold things to survive, leading to menstruation is not on time or amenorrhea, it happens!
Still additionally there are people having cancer because of eating ice, a young schoolgirl of a bone cancer, be fond of eating ice to taste and her whole body is deficient and cold, with treatment of old herbalists of Traditional Chinese medicine and strict ban ice drinks, cancer cured. There is also case, an old man paralyzed in bed over 20 years for eating ice, after diagnosis and treatment, the old man recalled that year: the weather was very hot, he was working in the field, there is an ice seller passing by, he ate ice a few days, never got out of bed.
All in all, these cases are telling you that ice drinks are not healthy for you. And now people like to eat one or two popsicles when the weather is not hot, let alone hot summer days!
People who often eat ice are prone to abdominal diseases, because when we eat ice at the same time, abdominal temperature will decrease, at this time our brain will command the fat to protect the abdomen, so often eat ice, fat will always be concentrated in the abdomen! In addition, because often eat ice, make the uterus cold, so it is not easy to conceive or even infertility!
✵4.Eat yogurt on an empty stomach:
Yogurt is also popular because of its many benefits to the intestine. However, it is not good to drink yogurt on an empty stomach. When the stomach acid concentration is relatively high, the probiotics in yogurt are easily destroyed by gastric acid and lose their due value. And yogurt can stimulate gastric acid secretion, if there is no food to dilute the gastric acid, after a long-term period, may lead to gastritis, induce the gastric ulcer and other diseases.
✵5.You can't eat breakfast while walking:
With the increasing pace of life, many people like to eat while walking, or even eat while running, which is also very bad. When the human body is eating, the gastrointestinal tract is busy working, where the blood supply will be relatively rich. If the human body is in motion at this time, the "power supply" of the gastrointestinal tract will be shunted to a large extent, which will definitely affect the normal digestive function of the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in gastritis and even gastroptosis. The right time to eat breakfast is to get up 15-20 minutes early and sit down to eat breakfast after half an hour.