What makes breakfast so important?
- Breakfast eaters are better able to maintain a healthy weight. Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism and keeps you satisfied so you are less likely to consume excess kilojoules later in the day
- Breakfast improves mental alertness, concentration, mood and learning by stabilising blood sugar levels
- Breakfast provides a range of important nutrients including carbohydrates, protein, fibre, calcium and B group vitamins
Struggling to find time for breakfast? Try some of these tips.
- Set the table for breakfast before you go to bed. Place bowls, cutlery and cereals on the table.
- Keep a range of wholegrain cereals at home. Wheat biscuits such as Vita Brits / Weetbix, rolled oats and muesli are good low salt options
- Set the alarm 10 minutes earlier
- A fruit smoothie made with a handful of raw oats added to the milk & fruit thn blended improves fibre and satiety
- If you eat breakfast at work, keep healthy choices available such as tins of baked beans, wholegrain bread, avocado, cheese slices, yoghurt and wholegrain cereal
My top 3 breakfast ideas
- Chopped fresh fruits with natural yoghurt, muesli and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Added ginger is also good for a flavour sensation!
- Eggs & poached in tomato or “Shaksouka” with sourdough bread
- French style raisin bread served with fresh fruit