Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life. -A.A.Gill (British writer & critic)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it breaks the overnight fast and replenishes us with energy required for the day. Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods also need to be good sources of essential nutrients like calcium, iron, Protein and Fiber. Our body needs these essential nutrients and research has shown that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day.
Our ancestors very well knew the importance of breakfast. Millets filled most of their breakfast diet and played a major role in providing the nutrition and energy required for our predominantly hard working ancestors during who’s period the terms such as Home delivery, Work from home and automation was unheard of. Millets release energy slowly and hence gave them enough energy and stamina for a day long work and to top it all they lived longer & healthier.
However over the course of history new millennium brought about significant changes in our lifestyle. Many of us are stressed for time, especially in the morning and tend to skip breakfast. Also, the food we consume for breakfast is now very different and less nutritious compared to Millets that our previous generations had.
Thanks to media and other health enthusiasts, the past few years have witnessed a healthy food revolution, especially among the growing health conscious population. It’s no wonder therefore that the craze for nutrient rich grains like millets is growing.
Millets are gluten free and can play an important role in curing and preventing several health issues including diabetes-a growing concern for the present Indian population. They are rich in protein, fiber, minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, zinc and potassium. Millets help in improving heart health, managing sugar levels, digestion and detoxification of blood. It is a perfectly wholesome and healthy diet for all – physically active people, growing children and ageing adults. And what can be a better option than including it in the most important meal of our day-the breakfast. Starting your day on such a high profile diet will keep you active and fresh all day long.
Millets cooked in traditional style can be time consuming and not convenient for our hectic lifestyles. Thanks to Health Sutra, Millets like Ragi, Jowar, Foxtail, etc. are available in breakfast friendly formats like Flakes, Biscuits, Rawas & Beverage mixes. Just take a serving of Health sutra Flakes in a bowl, add milk & honey, top it with your favorite fresh fruits or dry nuts and voila! your healthy bowl of breakfast rich in Calcium, Protein, Dietary Fiber and Minerals is ready in less than 5 minutes.
Unlike technology, a healthy diet is hard to be replaced or to be called useless. It is passed on over generations sometimes ignored but never forgotten. A morning filled with a bowl of millets will keep us healthy for generations to come.