Mediterranean Diet Breakfast

Mediterranean breakfast

Health Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet: Importance of breakfast

Breakfast represents the first meal of the day and provides up to 25% of the daily calories consumed daily. A good breakfast favors adequate metabolic activation after prolonged fasting.

The Mediterranean diet represents a healthy, simple and varied diet plan, its application at breakfast is represented by the consumption of nuts, extra virgin olive oil, eggs, fruits, and dairy products. [1]

Benefits of Mediterranean Diet Breakfast

  1. Increase energy:

Increase metabolism by ingesting foods rich in proteins such as eggs and natural sugars such as fruits, this guarantees a sustained increase in energy. [1]

  • Promotes satiety

The Mediterranean diet offers options that represent a medium or low glycemic elevation because of the complex foods that will keep you satisfied until the next meal. With satiety under control, the anxiety of eating uncontrollably is avoided. The high-quality protein of the Mediterranean diet will also promote satiety.

  • Improves memory and concentration

The feeding is fundamental for the cognitive processes when the diets are inadequate, the brain does not work properly, with a Mediterranean breakfast the basic nutritional needs are covered, and it provides the essential carbohydrates for the cerebral functioning.

  • Improves digestion

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and even more important is to do it with the right foods, a poor diet can cause many intestinal problems, from constipation to flatulence, Mediterranean diet foods such as fruits will help you avoid intestinal discomfort due to its fiber content. [2]

  • Increase levels of vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential for metabolic processes and to prevent diseases such as colds, anemia, extreme tiredness, other symptoms that usually occur when there is a nutrient-poor diet.  [1]

  • A complete, healthy and balanced meal

The Mediterranean diet has proven since the 50s to be complete, healthy and balanced, in addition to all the foods that make it up are easy to acquire in terms of accessibility and costs

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29244059
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK218764/