Breakfast ideas are something that most people don’t think about.
An addiction to cereal and toast is certainly a problem in the west. As is a tendency to hit the snooze button, so that there’s barely enough time to have anything in the morning.
But, having a healthy breakfast is so, so important.
There’s an old saying, which says, “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper!”
The truth is however that most people don’t eat a suitable, healthy breakfast, never mind eating “like a king!”
Healthy breakfast ideas…
Breakfast literally means “breaking the fast,” and it helps us to ‘restock’ or ‘refuel’ our energy stores, which have been depleting during the overnight fast, giving us energy for the day’s activities.
So, what should a healthy breakfast consist of? Here’s a guideline…
- One serving of a whole grain carbohydrate.
- One serving of calcium containing food.
- One serving of fruit.
- It’s also fine to have a protein serving, for example meat, or an egg, but it’s not necessary for most people.
When most people think of a healthy breakfast, a small handful of choices (often boring) come to mind. But, it really doesn’t have to be boring at all.
There are heaps of easy breakfast ideas that don’t take up half your morning preparing them, but it’s really important that you have something nutritious, for a number of reasons…
Note: If you’re serious about mastering how to have and what to eat for an easy healthy breakfast, make sure you visit the healthy breakfast resource.
5 reasons healthy breakfast ideas are important…
- It kick starts our metabolism – speeding it up, and therefore burning calories rather than storing them.
- It boosts our nutrient intake – breakfast eaters have a lower fat intake, a higher fibre intake, and significantly higher intakes of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, iron and magnesium.
- It helps prevent binge eating – hunger will be better regulated and therefore less calories are consumed from unhealthy foods.
- It improves our memory and concentration – people who eat a healthy breakfast concentrate better, are more efficient, and have improved mood, in comparison to those who skip breakfast.
- Weight maintenance – those who eat breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.
So with that out of the way, let’s look at some ideas for breakfast you can try this week…
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