HEALTHY LIVING : Start your day on a healty note

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; many people’s day is determined by what they eat at breakfast. As the old adage goes- you know where you are coming from but don’t know where you are going. Before you leave your house make sure you have your breakfast. At times you never know when the next meal will be available. Many a times I have found myself sleeping without having put any solid food in my stomach save for milk which is fully stocked in my office.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; many people’s day is determined by what they eat at breakfast. As the old adage goes- you know where you are coming from but don’t know where you are going. Before you leave your house make sure you have your breakfast. At times you never know when the next meal will be available.

Many a times I have found myself sleeping without having put any solid food in my stomach save for milk which is fully stocked in my office.

Though I am not a breakfast person- I sometimes get hit so badly with hunger in the mornings, but make no mistake about working on an empty stomach my friend.

It needs lots of patience; otherwise you can go wild just because of hunger. So if you can stand eating in the morning then sample the below breakfasts.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Continental breakfast consists of croissants, rolls, or bread, perhaps some butter, jam, and/or marmalade, and coffee, tea, or, if you make enough of a fuss, hot chocolate.

It is the breakfast of choice in most of the Continental European countries, where, apparently, they do not consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day. But the few who enjoy their breakfast eat a whole meal.

FRENCH BREAKFAST

The traditional French breakfast you can find French bread (baguette or farmhouse bread) with jam and/or butter,
sometimes croissants.

A cup of black coffee is the most usual drink it can also be tea or hot chocolate.

AFRICAN BREAKFAST

African breakfast is the favourite of our old grandparents. I know people who only take this breakfast which consists of porridge and sweet potatoes, cassava or yams. Once in a while it can be accompanied by tea.

This breakfast is heavy and makes one feel like they have taken a whole meal, and pangs of hunger come later in the day. This breakfast is ideal for people who do heavy duty work

ENGLISH BREAKFAST

The normal ingredients of a traditional full English breakfast are bacon (usually back bacon), scrambled eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or toast and sausages, usually served with a mug of tea. Black pudding is added when asked as well as fried leftover mashed potatoes (called potato cakes).

Hash browns and baked beans are an occasional modern addition.

INDIAN BREAKFAST

Indian breakfast dishes varies widely between south and north:

In South India, the most popular breakfast is an assortment with several possible main dishes, such as idli, Pongal, vada, dosa and chapati.

These are most often served with hot sambar and at least one kind of chutney (usually coconut chutney). Breakfast is usually followed by a cup of tea or coffee, both made with milk and sugar.

The usual North Indian breakfast consists of paratha breads with fresh butter, cooked spicy vegetables especially aloo sabji (Potato). Popular accompaniments include sweets like jelabi, halwa, and sweetened milk. In urban areas, omlettes and simple butter sandwiches are becoming a popular breakfast food

GERMAN BREAKFAST

A typical German breakfast (Frühstück) falls somewhere between what we’d call a deli platter and a continental breakfast.

Cold meats (including their famous sausages) and cheeses are served along side a variety of breads and sweet toppings like jam, marmalade and honey. Soft-boiled eggs, cereal and fruit would round out a large breakfast.

AMERICAN BREAKFAST

This includes most or all of the following: two eggs (fried or poached), sliced bacon or sausages, sliced bread or toast with jam/jelly/butter, pan cakes with syrup, cornflakes or other cereal, coffee/tea, orange/grapefruit juice. Now you know why most of the Americans are giants.

ITALIAN BREAKFAST

The traditional breakfast in Italy is simply Caffè e latte (hot coffee with milk) with bread or rolls, butter, and jam — known as prima colazione or just colazione.

Fette biscottate (a cookie-like hard bread often eaten with butter and jam) and biscotti (cookies) are commonly eaten.

Children drink hot chocolate, plain milk, or hot milk with very little coffee. If breakfast is eaten in a bar (coffee shop), it is composed of cappuccino e brioche (frothed hot milk with coffee, and a pastry).

It is very common for Italians to have a quick breakfast snack during the morning (typically a panino, or bread roll).

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