‘Break’ the ‘Fast’!

Young woman eating her breakfast of cereal with milk and strawberries
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Lunch… tea… dinner and supper, these words don’t mean anything on their own, but whoever created the word ‘breakfast’ left no room for confusion. “It is the meal which breaks your fast!”

Due to our monotonous routine and never-ending vicious cycle of work, very often we are in dire need of a break — be it short or long. Similarly, just as we need a break from work, our bodies too need a break to recharge.

While we sleep at night after a long day of work — physically our limbs and muscles are resting, but our mind and internal body is constantly at work.

Just as machines need some time to cool off, or a car needs fuel to run, similarly our bodies and brain need a break to recharge and refuel, before kickstarting a new day. And what better way to start than a healthy and wholesome breakfast.

Why is breakfast important?

Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’ and for good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast implies ‘breaking’ the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your body’s supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and increase alertness, besides providing the required nutrients.

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Sharleen Zacharia is a trained Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.

Sharleen Zacharia

Sharleen Zacharia is a trained Nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics.