The blue zones of the world have one thing in common- a hearty breakfast- one that is fresh, home cooked and unique to that region.
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day- this saying has been propagated from generation to generation, since time immemorial. Although, we tend to skip breakfast due to the morning rush, the old saying, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, stands true even today. Breakfast literally means breaking the fast; our body doesn’t consume anything post dinner till we wake up the next morning, resulting in release of every ounce of energy. Hence, to regain the same and recharge us for the whole day, the first meal in the morning is a must. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar echoes the same. One must start the day with a hot home-cooked healthy breakfast meal, she says.
Healthy Breakfast Is Linked To Longer Life
While sharing the importance of the first meal of the day, she shares, “The blue zones of the world have one thing in common- a hearty breakfast- one that is fresh, home cooked and unique to that region.” For the unversed, blue zones of the world are the places (Italian island of Sardinia, Japan’s Okinawa, California’s Loma Linda et al) where people are said to live longer and healthier than anywhere else on earth.
Even in India, she expresses, states like Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Maharashtra, which are known for their elaborate breakfasts, also live longer than the national average population. “The idli or appam in Kerala, the bread or the noon chai of Kashmiri, paratha of Punjab and poha of Maharashtra are well known and widely eaten,” wrote Rujuta Diwaker on her instagram handle.