Several studies have shown that eating carbohydrate-rich foods right after waking up can release chemicals like dopamine and cortisol that make you feel lethargic and sluggish. Consuming them in the morning can also increase weight. Make your breakfast healthy for the energy you need to keep yourself energized and nourished along with feeling full throughout the day.
The body needs enough energy to face the hectic day and hence breakfast should be full of proteins, vitamins and a variety of nutrients like fruits, nuts and herbs that provide nourishment.
Why shouldn’t you start the day with carbs?
Even though healthy complex carbs are loaded with fiber that nourishes the body with essential nutrients, you should avoid them in the morning. Here are some reasons:
- Decreases insulin sensitivity: Consuming carbs early in the morning can significantly reduce insulin sensitivity which leads to the accumulation of belly fat.
- Reduces Leptin Sensitivity: A carbohydrate-laden breakfast can also reduce sensitivity to leptin, leaving you unsatisfied, and lacking in full senses.
- Increases appetite: Eating carbohydrates at breakfast can significantly increase the ghrelin response, which is a hunger hormone that is released by the stomach when the brain signals that it is time to eat. Ghrelin signals the pituitary glands to release growth hormones that play a role in releasing insulin and protecting heart health.
- Reduces glycemic reaction: Breakfast in the morning consists of a meal rich in carbohydrates, which also lowers the glycemic index which alters the amount of blood sugar.
- Causes of gut dysbiosis: This is an imbalance of the gut microbiota. This involves the loss of beneficial microbial input or signals and the expansion of pathogenic microbes. Gut dysbiosis usually occurs when the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract become unbalanced.
Disclaimer: This material, including advice, provides general information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult an expert or your doctor for more details. MapsofIndia.com does not claim responsibility for this information.