Get to Know the Benefits of Eating Salad for Breakfast

There’s a reason why breakfast is the most important meal of the day: it’s your first meal after seven to eight hours of not eating anything, and it’s going to serve as fuel for the next four hours until lunch rolls around. But while you might expect breakfast to be loaded with carbohydrates and proteins that will give you the energy to kick-start your day, it turns out that having a salad bowl instead also does the same thing, but better.

In fact, there are several benefits salads can offer you that might just convince you to make the switch to a different type of diet every morning:

You have more energy

There’s nothing that can give you a full helping of natural fiber and minerals like a bowl of fresh salads full of dark, leafy greens. But that’s not all: the more you stick to this breakfast, the more you’ll realize how much of an impact sugar really has on your life.

While you do start to crash at first, this is because your body is still adapting from the change from a high-sugar diet. After a few days, you’ll start to notice that not only do you feel more energetic when you wake up, but you’re also less likely to reach for that morning cup of Joe, since you don’t really need it as much.

You eat less

Another thing you start to notice once you start switching to salads every morning is how much bulk you’ve been eating all this time. At the end of the day, it’s not about how much you eat, it’s about what you’re getting in every meal. If you’re used to adding an extra cup of rice for every meal, leafy greens not only keep you full for longer, but also re-adjust your appetite to favor smaller servings.

You make meals easier on yourself

Let’s face it – Singapore is a tropical country with a humid climate all year round. And when you know it gets hot really early in the day, why force yourself to sweat even more with a hot meal? That doesn’t mean you can only enjoy salads cold or chilled, especially if it rains in the morning. There are tons of warm salad recipes that include something cooked just waiting for you to try and love – just try to go easy on the dressing!

You lose weight

Starting out on a weight loss track? Along with regular exercise enough sleep, salad for breakfast is the simplest way to start shaving off those excess pounds little by little. And no, it’s not just the more frequent bowel movements that are responsible for making you lose weight (though it does mean that your gut is getting healthier), but that your body is now expending that stored energy all over your body.

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