Most people agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us the energy to start the day's activities, and keeps us alert after a whole night of sleep.
Breakfast varies in every place and country of the planet. Tradition, local delicacies and lifestyle are among the factors that make up every country's breakfast food, and now we're going to take a look at some of them:
America. Americans usually rush in the morning, but if they have time to spare for a full breakfast meal, pancakes, waffles and bacon are usually what you see in the table. Americans also popularized the idea of brunch, a morning meal between 10 am to 12 noon. It usually consists of cream cheese bagels, blueberry muffins, eggs benedict and fresh fruit juices.
England. Tea is a staple drink in England, and even during breakfast it is always present. A full English meal consists of eggs, sausage, bacon, baked beans, and tomatoes. But if they're in a hurry, the Brits usually prefer a slice of toast topped with jam.
Mexico. Mexicans are one of the happiest people on earth, and maybe because for a full day start, they often eat heavy, delicious breakfasts that won't make them feel cranky at the end of the day. Potato hash, corn chilaquiles and breakfast burritos are popular choices, and for a spicy pick-me-up they eat a dish called "huevos rancheros", where eggs are dipped in a spicy sauce made of tomatoes and fresh chilies.
Japan. In a Japanese breakfast tray, traditional food consists of steamed white rice, miso soup, fish and pickled veggies, and a Japanese omelet called tamagoyaki, served up in slices. Black or green tea is a common breakfast beverage.
Brazil. Brazilians are popular for being fit and sexy. They always compete and win in several beauty contests, and I guess their food choices are one of the main factors for being healthy. For breakfast, Brazilians enjoy plates of fresh tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, passion fruit, and pineapple. They also prefer their coffee black and very strong, such as espresso and black Americano.
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