Discovering the benefits of the protein breakfast and the most suitable foods to follow this type of diet.
Breakfast is the most important meal ever. If consumed in the correct way, it helps to start in the right way, giving the right energy to face the day. When it comes to the first daily meal , there are several options: there are those who prefer to eat salty foods and those with sweets. But what is the best option? According to several experts, eating a protein breakfast (therefore with less sugar) gives the right charge and is healthier .
Protein breakfast: meaning and benefits
What does it mean to eat a protein breakfast? Simple, reduce the amount of sugar (which also includes carbohydrates ) and increase the number of proteins .
However, it does not mean completely eliminating carbohydrates and fats: the latter, although in smaller quantities, must still appear in the list of nutrients taken during the first meal of the day.
The benefits of this practice are more than one. First of all, as briefly anticipated previously, it gives more energy , helping those who dedicate themselves to this type of breakfast to perform better during the morning. Basically, following this diet you will feel less tired and you will feel less hunger pangs in the period of time that separates us from lunch.
One of the reasons why this happens is that, a greater number of proteins in the blood, slows down the process of absorption of sugars , which by remaining in the circulation longer give us energy.
Among the other benefits of a protein breakfast we also find the reduction in the amount of carbohydrates taken. In fact, although it is a fundamental class of nutrients, an excess of it could lead to imbalances in the level of blood glucose .
Protein breakfast: what to eat
There are several foods suitable for a protein breakfast. For starters, milk , yogurt (or kefir ) and cheese : dairy products are in fact an excellent source of protein. In the case of lactose intolerance or a vegan diet, it is possible to turn to products such as soy milk, coconut milk or almond milk: all three variants have a protein content similar to cow’s milk.
Other foods suitable for a protein breakfast are meat (in many foreign countries we eat sausages and other similar foods for breakfast) or cold cuts. The best salami in these cases is raw ham : it has a high protein content and is healthy, a characteristic that not all salami can boast of having.
Also try eggs and fish, especially smoked salmon , to be eaten raw. Finally, it is possible to turn to wholemeal bread or feed on seeds : excellent those of chia, pumpkin and or sunflower.
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