Mornings like this – 5 foods to start your day – By the experts at India Gate
‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, we have heard this saying over and over again. Just having food isn’t enough, you need to be watching what you are eating. Like you, your body and internal organs need time to kick start their functions after the long hours of rest, therefore eating a heavy meal first thing in the morning only leads to lethargy and unprocessed fat. It is suggested that your breakfast should consist of a small healthy snack to get your metabolism going for the day.
Irrespective of age, eating the right breakfast will improve your health, memory, concentration, and lowers the chances of diabetes, cholesterol, obesity and other heart related issue. The experts at India Gate recommend 5 things that should be a part of your breakfast.
Fruits: Your breakfast must always include a fruit. Fruits are a good source of fiber and vitamins and offers antioxidants that can reduce inflammation in the body. Avoid eating citrus fruits like oranges, plums on an empty stomach as it might cause acidity. Instead opt for fruits like apples, bananas, pears etc. You can add chopped fruits to your morning cereal or porridge bowl or blend them with nuts, seeds and quinoa or oats to make a quick smoothie. Try including at least one and not more than three fruits to your breakfast every day.
Quinoa: This protein packed grain with a low carbohydrate count makes for a great breakfast food. With a low glycemic index, it is rich in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, Vitamin E and other beneficial antioxidants. It is also naturally gluten free and considered among the least allergenic of all ‘grains’, therefore, making it a great substitute for wheat and rice. There are a number of dishes you can prepare using Quinoa. It can be combined with milk and other fruits to prepare porridge or a smoothie. You can also prepare quinoa pancakes, energy bites and more.
Chia seeds: These tiny seeds contain all nine essential amino acids and are also rich in essential fatty acids, magnesium, Vitamin B and iron. You can make chia seed pudding by mixing in some milk and cinnamon, or you could use the seeds to make jam that you could have on your toast.
Flax Seeds: With a delicious nutty flavor, flax seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants. The nutritional benefits of flax seeds make it an ideal addition to the breakfast table. Sprinkle ground flax seeds into your cereal bowl, smoothie, on an omelet or a breakfast muffin, to make it tastier and healthier.
Nuts and dried fruit: While most people avoid nuts as they contain fats, they actually have healthy fats which can easily be consumed by the body. Nuts extremely energizing because they are rich in Vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. Soak a mix of almonds, walnuts, cashews and other dried fruits and add them to your morning breakfast for that extra boost of energy.
About India Gate and KRBL Group
India Gate, a benchmark in quality food standards, is a KRBL Group flagship brand. As a global food brand, India Gate continues to earn respect and patronage among consumers world over.
Apart from the newly introduced Quinoa, Chia Seeds and Flax Seeds India Gate also specializes in brown rice and is known in the region for its highest selling India Gate Classic Basmati rice.
KRBL’s journey started over 129 years ago as a company that engaged in grain marketing and agro processing. It was later incorporated in 1993 with the objective of processing paddy and with its vast experience and expertise, the miller is now synonymous with basmati rice – favorably positioning Indian basmati on the global food map.
As the world’s largest basmati miller and exporter, KRBL is currently present across all the basmati eating regions such as Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA, Canada, and Africa. KRBL is known for its seed development and farmer engagement program and the trust it has earned by implementing the fastest- scalable lab-to-market Public-Private Partnership project with the synonymous 1121 grain.
KRBL has won many accolades throughout the years with its most recent award being the awarded the coveted APEDA Award Golden Trophy for the largest exporter of Basmati rice. Additionally, it has received in 2016 Guinness World Records for the heaviest bag of rice. In 2015, it received the prestigious NAAS India Silver Jubilee Award for Basmati rice trade development.
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