Breakslow: the slow breakfast that helps happiness

Cap and brioche taken in a rush at the bar? Wrong. If you want to face the day positively, you have to give yourself to breakslow, Namely the breakfast done well, slowly and in good company.

This was argued by Tim Sharp, psychologist and Chief Happiness Officer of The Happiness Institute, an Australian organization that aims to increase happiness: "What we do first thing in the morning generally sets the pace for the rest of the day," explains the expert.

"A good start, even at the table, creates positive energy which predisposes the individual to be happier and more productive ».

The benefits for the very young

But there is more. A study carried out by the University of Missouri and published in the journal Social Work in Public Health, examined a sample of 12 children and adolescents and found that those who eat breakfast regularly with their parents have a more positive body image.

This is because breakfast with the family promotes a healthier relationship with food, which translates into greater not only physical but also psychological well-being.

A choice with many advantages

The data tells us that more than 4 out of 10 townspeople are on their way to happiness. From a survey conducted by Cortilia, the platform specializing in the online sale of fresh food products, it appears that in our country breakfast is sacrosanct: 42% of respondents say they organize themselves to prepare it and eat it calmly, also trying to share it with the whole family.

And the remaining 58%? “You should reflect on the fact that this is the most important meal of the day, because it gives the input to the regulation of all physiological processes»Suggests Dr. Nicoletta Bocchino, a nutritional biologist in Brindisi.

«And what to recover the old rite of breakfast with the reunited family makes people chat and sit at the table longer. This allows you to make more reasoned choices and eat in a more varied way, thus avoiding subsequent energy deficits during the day, and leads to chewing slowly and therefore digesting better ».

The fashion of beauty bars

But even among those who eat breakfast outside the home, breakslow seems to be in fashion: as testified by the Beauty Bars, clubs that are also spreading in the country.

There are Lash Bars dedicated to eyelashes, Brow Bars for eyebrows, Bars à Parfums for an immersion in fragrances, and then Nail Bars and Hair Bars. beauty centers where you sit at the counter and, while enjoying breakfast with friends or other customers, we rely on beauty treatment professionals. Slower than that!


1. Whole flakes

They give you positive energy and for a long time. "They are all good: spelled, rice, quinoa, even puffed ones, as long as they are whole and natural, that is, not added with sugar glaze and vegetable oils", says Dr. Bocchino.

2. Dried fruit

Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios are a concentrate of magnesium, the mineral that keeps our nervous system in balance and which is essential to help us fill up with energy.

3. Yogurt

It contains substances, similar to opioids, which give a sense of well-being and relaxation, thus helping a good mood throughout the day. «Better to buy a natural product and season it with seasonal fruit, perhaps organic», advises Dr. Nicoletta Bocchino.

4. eggs

They contain tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, the so-called "good mood hormone". "Recently the eggs have been rehabilitated, so we can afford them even 3 or 4 times a week", reassures the nutritionist.

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