Tuesday April 7, 2020

Here are Ways to Make Your Healthy Breakfast

Power up your breakfast

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One should never skip his/her breakfast. Pixabay

Its common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet many of us still think that skipping morning meal is entirely normal.

A healthy and nutritious breakfast can definitely give you a kick start and set you on the right path to jumpstart the day. It provides essential nutrients, energy to focus, and enough fuel to power you through wherever the day takes you.

With diets like Intermittent and Keto getting increasingly popular, breakfast is fast losing its relevance. While all meals are equally important, the first meal of your day comes many hours after last night’s dinner.

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A healthy and nutritious breakfast can definitely give you a kick start and set you on the right path to jumpstart the day. Pixabay

“It may not come as a surprise that many of us tend to skip breakfast sometimes. Maybe it’s because we’re in a hurry and don’t have time. Or, perhaps, you just simply don’t feel like eating. Finding a breakfast option that is both nutritious and delicious can be a real struggle, and you often need something quick and easy to head out of the door swiftly,” celebrity dietician Nmami Agrawal told IANSlife.

Packed with all things good, walnuts are a healthy and versatile nut that can help you move one step closer to your healthy living goals. Here’s a perfect, yummy, crunchy, and nutty way to enhance the nutritive value of your breakfast!

Walnuts are a nutrient-dense option that can be an excellent choice for many people. They are the only tree nut significantly high in omega-3 ALA. Not only are they easy to eat on the go, but because they have good fats, protein, and fiber, you don’t have to eat a large amount to feel full and satisfied. Perfect and time-saving breakfast!

28 grams of walnuts offer 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and is particularly rich in good fats known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). 13 grams of PUFAs in walnuts includes 2.5 grams of the plant-based omega-3 ALA. And you know that you need a good amount of nutrients during breakfast so that you stay alert and attentive throughout the day.

PUFAs may offer a cardio protective benefit, meaning they could help protect your heart and blood vessels. Research has shown that people who reduce their consumption of saturated fat and replace it with PUFAs may have a lower risk of heart disease.

A potential benefit of adding California walnuts to your daily breakfast relates to your feelings of hunger and fullness, which can go well beyond simple weight management and your ability to know when to eat and when to stop eating. Feeling full and satisfied is influential to daily mood and energy levels and walnuts tend to promote a feeling of fullness and satiety, making you have a smart control on your daily appetite.

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Breakfast provides essential nutrients, energy to focus, and enough fuel to power you through wherever the day takes you. Pixabay

Adding a serving of walnuts to your breakfast could help give you key nutrients that may make a difference. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Add walnuts to poha, upma or simply make it a part of all your chutneys.
  • Make your parathas more wholesome and crunchier by adding crushed walnuts.
  • Sprinkle walnuts on top of a fruit yogurt bowl add it to your oatmeal for that beautiful crunch.
  • Grind walnuts up into a smoothie or make walnut milk latte for comforting mornings.
  • Energy bites with walnuts come to a great rescue while traveling to work keeping you full and energised.
  • Add toasted walnuts to your sandwiches

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Walnuts are a versatile nut with a flavour profile that pairs beautifully with a variety of seasonal foods, they can be included in meals especially morning meal any time of the year. (IANS)

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Find out How Coronavirus Pandemic Has Disrupted Global Food Supplies

Explainer: How Coronavirus Crisis Is Affecting Food Supply

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People wait in line to buy food amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in downtown Havana, Cuba. VOA

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted global food supplies and is causing labor shortages in agriculture worldwide. This is the latest health news.

Are there food shortages?

Panic buying by shoppers cleared supermarket shelves of staples such as pasta and flour as populations worldwide prepared for lockdowns.

Meat and dairy producers as well as fruit and vegetable farmers struggled to shift supplies from restaurants to grocery stores, creating the perception of shortages for consumers.

Retailers and authorities say there are no underlying shortages and supplies of most products have been or will be replenished. Bakery and pasta firms in Europe and North America have increased production.

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Food firms say panic purchasing is subsiding as households have stocked up and are adjusting to lockdown routines.

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Agricultural workers clean carrot crops of weeds amid an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a farm near Arvin, California, U.S. VOA

The logistics to get food from the field to the plate, however, are being increasingly affected and point to longer-term problems.

In the short term, lack of air freight and trucker shortages are disrupting deliveries of fresh food.

In the long term, lack of labor is affecting planting and harvesting and could cause shortages and rising prices for staple crops in a throwback to the food crises that shook developing nations a decade ago.

What’s disrupting the food supply?

With many planes grounded and shipping containers hard to find after the initial coronavirus crisis in China, shipments of vegetables from Africa to Europe or fruit from South America to the United States are being disrupted.

A labor shortage could also cause crops to rot in the fields.

As spring starts in Europe, farms are rushing to find enough workers to pick strawberries and asparagus, after border closures prevented the usual flow of foreign laborers. France has called on its own citizens to help offset an estimated shortfall of 200,000 workers.

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More wide-scale crop losses are looming in India, where a lockdown has sent masses of workers home, leaving farms and markets short of hands as staple crops like wheat near harvest.

Is food going to cost more?

Wheat futures surged in March to two-month highs, partly because of the spike in demand for bakery and pasta goods, while corn (maize) sank to a 3½-year low as its extensive use in biofuel exposed it to an oil price collapse.

Benchmark Thai white rice prices have already hit their highest level in eight years.

Swings in commodity markets are not necessarily passed on in prices of grocery goods, as food firms typically buy raw materials in advance. A sustained rise in prices will, however, eventually be passed on to consumers.

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A farmer feeds iceberg lettuce to his buffalo during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Bhuinj village in Satara district in the western state of Maharashtra, India. VOA

Some poorer countries subsidize food to keep prices stable.

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The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has warned that a rush to buy by countries that rely on imports of staple foods could fuel global food inflation, despite ample reserves of staple crops.

Fresh produce such as fruit or fish or unprocessed grains such as rice reflect more immediately changes in supply and demand.

Will there be enough food if the crisis lasts?

Analysts say global supplies of the most widely consumed food crops are adequate. Wheat production is projected to be at record levels in the year ahead.

Also Read- Every Hospital in US May Treat COVID-19 Patients: Health Human Service Agency

However, the concentration of exportable supply of some food commodities in a small number of countries and export restrictions by big suppliers concerned about having enough supply at home can make world supply more fragile than headline figures suggest.

Another source of tension in global food supply could be China. There are signs the country is scooping up foreign agricultural supplies as it emerges from its coronavirus shutdown and rebuilds its massive pork industry after a devastating pig disease epidemic. (VOA)