Simple and tasty, choose any of these breakfast inspirations to start your day off on a healthy foot.
It’s a cliché, but it’s true: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating within the first two hours of waking up kick-starts your metabolism by providing your body with calories to burn, creating a process that will then continue through the rest of the day. It also provides energy for your muscles and internal organs to start working. Literally, you are breaking your fast of the night. Without eating, you may suffer from tiredness as well as concentration and memory problems – often without even realizing it why you feel so sluggish.
While there’s no conclusive evidence that eating breakfast helps you to lose weight, a Cornell University study showed that 96% of a study group of slim people had never had weight problems. Those who don’t eat breakfast are also more likely to overeat later in the day. So, skipping breakfast really can sabotage those trying to lose weight, even though you might first think that missing the calories is a good idea. Read on for our best breakfast choices to get you and your family off on a healthy foot every day!
Oats are not only great at filling you up for the entire morning, they’re also beneficial for your health, containing a specific type of fiber called beta-glucan which helps reduce cholesterol. A Harvard University study found that those in a study group who ate whole grains such as porridge were less prone to heart disease and other conditions, and thereby had a longer predicted life span. Just avoid instant-oatmeal packets as these tend to have lots of unnecessary sugar and preservatives added in.
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