You’ve heard this a hundred times – “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. In reality, every meal is equally important and skipping any meal can take a toll on your energy level, focus and preformance in daily activities.
If you often miss breakfast, you are not alone as it is the most frequently skipped meal, but committing to breakfast will benefit you in many ways -here’s why.
Your body uses up energy stores throughout the night and a balanced breakfast will give you the energy to kick-start your day. Research has found that people who eat breakfast have a more balanced overall diet, are less likely to be overweight and have reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
For a well balanced breakfast, aim to get some carbohydrates like whole grain bread, cereal or oats for energy and fibre. Also try to include protein and fat to keep you full longer. Some examples are nuts and seeds, milk and alternatives and avocado. Fruits and vegetables are a great addition to any breakfast as well, providing vitamins, minerals and fibre. If you don’t feel like having solid food in the morning, try making smoothies and adding nuts, seeds, milk or tofu!