Whether you eat a large breakfast, a small breakfast or no breakfast is one of the most important decisions you'll need to make every day. Every person is different. However, when we do eat breakfast it makes sense that it provides key nutrients and helps sustain us throughout our day.
Eating the right breakfast will provide key nutrients.
In a nutshell, eating the right food for breakfast will provide key nutrients and help you lose (or maintain) weight and keep it off. You're likely to be familiar with the reasons why.
- Your metabolism will get a great kick-start, energising your body and helping you remain productive in mind, body and soul through to lunch.
- Your blood sugar levels will be more stable during the day, which leads to reduced cravings and overeating.
- Research tells us that when you eat breakfast you will consume more vitamins, minerals, and fibre throughout the day.
- Eating breakfast regularly helps reduce the incidence of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease.
what the Nutritionists advise.
- Eat breakfast within the first hour of waking to help you maintain healthy blood sugar and insulin levels and to help you give your metabolism a boost.
- Ensure your breakfast provides 20-35% of your guidelines daily allowance (GDA).
3 breakfast ideas to boost your metabolism.
All the following breakfast ideas will lower your cholesterol, reduce blood sugar levels, and may help you loose weight.
A good, hearty bowl of warm porridge has to be one of my most fave breakfast options. They make a great breakfast option for those on a gluten-free diet. Loaded with important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, they contain more protein and good fat than most other grains. If you exercise often, oats are perfect for providing good healthy carbs. Oats have a rich, fascinating place in culinary history. Learn more about oats.
Be creative with oats with this Savoury Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl or these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Or drop-by CRAVE for a bowl of CRAVE Overnight Oats topped with yogurt, fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.
Interestingly, consuming moderate amounts of dairy during the day as a way to increase protein may be better for muscle growth, energy levels and nutrient intake than having one blast of protein at night. The 30-30-30 Protein Rule states we should have about 30 grams of protein at each meal. Yoghurt, cheese and milk are all ideal foods to consume at breakfast time.
Have a glass of milk with your breakfast, or be more adventurous with a Cottage Cheese bowl with fruit drizzled with maple syrup. Or drop-by CRAVE for a CRAVE Yoghurt Bowl topped with gluten-free Macadamia Gold muesli, fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey.
A fresh-fruit and vege smoothie is a great way to go when you need something convenient in a cup. Although there is some controversy over the goodness of a smoothie on blood sugar levels there is no doubt that when made with the right balance of natural ingredients they will add good nutrition to your diet.
At CRAVE we have carefully designed our smoothie recipes to use a balance of natural fruit and veges. Many of our very delicious smoothies also contain banana which could prevent blood sugar spikes. Visit our menu to see our range of smoothies. Do you have a favourite smoothie recipe?
There are many more nutritious breakfast options that will sustain you during your day. The fun part of food means you can easily and creatively explore all those options. What's your fave breakfast.
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- How bananas affect diabetes and blood sugar levels. Healthline,com
- Should we eat 'breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper'? British National Health Service (NHS)
- Should we eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper? ABC News