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Why is Breakfast Important?

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day with various experts even suggesting it as the most important meal to start the day. Breakfast provides your brain and body with the necessary fuel after the overnight fast. The origin of the name breakfast is essentially that of breaking your fast after the night’s sleep. Good to have before a flight in late morning as I had when I went to Italy.  If you don’t have a breakfast then you are running empty for your daily tasks and as a result you won’t have the same energy as well as focus for your work. In addition to this the breakfast is also an important occasion for families to get together which in turn helps in forming a strong bond.

Benefits of having a healthy breakfast

Having a healthy breakfast is one of the primary requirements of a human body. It is advised  by experts that the breakfast should be eaten within 2 hours from the moment you wake up. In terms of calories, a healthy breakfast is the one that provides calories ranging between 20 to 35% of an individual’s guideline daily allowance.

Breakfasts are important not only because they provide energy but also due to immense nutritional value they add to the daily dietary requirements. A healthy daily breakfast accounts for calcium, protein, fibre, iron and vitamin B of your daily nutrients. A human body requires these nutrients for its optimum functioning throughout the day. If a person misses a breakfast then his or her body is less likely to be compensated with the necessary nutrients and the multiple advantages it provides. According to one of the recent research people who eat breakfasts regularly are less likely to be over-weight than those people who skip the breakfast on a regular basis.

Breakfast is vital for the cognitive functioning of the body. The right breakfast helps in restoring the glucose levels which is one of the important carbohydrate required for the functioning of the brain. Different studies have concurred that breakfast improves concentration levels and memory of a person. It also found out that breakfast makes people happier in general by improving the mood and lowering the stress levels. As for the children it was found that kids who have regular healthy breakfast perform better, show improved behaviour and are linked with higher grades in schools. Just like any other part of the human body, our brain also needs energy for optimum functioning and the breakfast helps immensely in that regard.

Catering to the health

Having regular nutrient breakfasts is one of the keys to having a healthy mind and body. Each individual requires different amount of energy based on their age, gender, physical activity and body mass index. On an average a boy between the age of 7 to 10 requires approximately 1970 Kilo-calories each day and a girl in the same age group requires approximately 1740 kilo-calories. For adults the daily requirement of kilo-calories is higher. A male adult needs 2500 kilo-calories whereas a female adult requires 2000 kilo-calories. Breakfast plays an important role in an individual’s quest to reach the daily target of required energy.

Holiday Weekend in States

It is that time of year where Americans will be traveling heavily during the Fourth of July weekend.  It is expected over 43 million people will be travelling three United States.

The little history on the Fourth of July

It all started back in 1776 on July 4, when the 13 colonies obtain its independence from Great Britain which started the nation of the United States of America.

Traveling in 2016

Many of the travels will be done through cars rather than flying.  Fourth of July is more or less a party to see fireworks, hanging out with nearby family and catching up with friends. For cool facts on Independence day -> http://www.statisticbrain.com/4th-of-july-statistics/

Another reason why Americans are opting for driving is the gas prices nationally is at $2.30 a gallon which is the cheapest since 2005.  In the state of New York it is $2.44 per gallon which is $.50 lower than last year.  Supposedly the busiest time for driving if you’re leaving Monday is between 5 o’clock and 12 AM.

Movies

If you have any downtime to watch movies over the the Fourth of July weekend these are my two pics.

Independence Day (cover image)

This movie stars Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in this classic film.  If you like aliens and feeling patriotic then this is the movie to see or if you have seen it, to catch up on this dandy of a movie.  This is a good tuneup for the new one “part 2” that is coming out in a few days.

Fourth of July

This is a movie with Tom Cruise where many have said this is probably one of his best performances in a movie.  The movie’s is a chronicle on Ron Kovic, a young American who is serving his country to disgruntled higher-ups who’ve been mistreated.

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