Why breakfast is so important

We have all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But there are still many of us that have breakfast on the go or even skip it completely. There are however some nutritionists who believe that you believe you are better off skipping breakfast than eating a healthy one?? Controversial considering the number of years we have all been bombarded with information telling us to eat breakfast in the morning to stop you snacking during the day, that children who eat breakfast perform better in exams and at school than those who don’t and that eating breakfast in the morning can help you prevent a sugar slump later on in the day. I am definitely proof that this is not the case as I have been known to start feeling dozy around 1o’clock in the afternoon if I have a full cooked breakfast.

If you are a highly active individual, perhaps a sports person who spends some of their day watching a  Rugby Drill Training drill video, from places like https://www.sportplan.net/drills/Rugby/ before heading out for a training sessions on the pitch, it is even more important that you fuel your body correctly.

So if we prescribe to the notion that having something to eat for breakfast is the right thing to do there are 3 foods that are deemed to be the best and healthiest things to get you going in the mornings.

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Eggs – They are considered to be one of the best things you can have for breakfast be this, boiled, poached or scrambled. This is due in part to the healthy nature of eggs themselves. A breakfast rich in eggs is thought to help you feel fuller for longer, reduce your desire for a high calorie lunch and can even help you maintain a steady blood sugar level meaning that you are less likely to feel the effect of an 11 am or 2pm sugar crash.

Greek Yogurt – This type of yogurt is not only tasty but also is highly nourishing as it contains a concentrated amount of protein which helps to curb the feelings of hunger. Protein also has what is known in the exercise and nutrition world as a ‘thermic effect’ which means that it helps to increase the body’s metabolic rate after eating. We all know about the healthy gut benefits of eating live yogurt and some types of Greek yogurt contain sources of good probiotics.

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Oatmeal – This is the best option for people who prefer a cereal based breakfast as it is made from ground oats and as such contain a type of fibre known as ‘viscous fibre’ which helps to promote a feeling of fullness. Oats can also help decrease blood pressure and help to promote a healthy heart as they are rich in antioxidants.

So there are just 3 options for a healthy, nourishing and tasty breakfast to kick start your day.