Amazing Breakfast Facts
Did You Know?...
Breakfast is the first meal
of the day, usually consumed in the morning?
… that the word is a compound of "break"
and "fast", referring to the conclusion of fasting
since the previous day's last mea?
… that Breakfast meals vary
widely in different cultures around the world, but often include a
carbohydrate such as cereal or rice, fruit and/or vegetable, protein,
sometimes dairy, and beverage?
… that nutritional experts have referred to
breakfast as the most important meal of the day,
citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are
disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration,
metabolism, and weight?
…that breakfast has commonly been practiced
worldwide and is a concept easily transferred between cultures, but
there have been many regional interpretations over the years?
…that in Medieval Europe, for instance, the basic
format of meals differed from what is currently 'standard', in that
only two meals were to be had, a heavy dinner at noon and a light
supper, largely due to the influence of the Church?
…that most notably for children and the infirm,
whom were "allowed" a small breakfast meal, and many laborers,
farmers, and other physical workers also took the meal despite
criticism and social pressure on them not to, and by the 15th century
even the nobility had begun to ignore the rules and mores of polite
society and took breakfast?
…that the earliest appearance in print of the idea
that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" occurs in the
novella The Metamorphosis, published in 1915 by Franz Kafka, which
includes the line, "for Gregor's father, breakfast was the most
important meal of the day"?
...that this is due to your body fasting for 6–9
hours the night prior, and one would need to break the fasting.
Thus called break-fast?
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