The Importance of a Good Breakfast

After not eating for a number of hours whilst sleeping, breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel

Nutritionists advise:

  • Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking
  • A healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your guideline daily allowance (GDA)

Reasons why eating breakfast is important:

  • Brain function – studies have shown that eating breakfast can help improve memory, concentration and productivity
  • Improves mood, lowers stress levels
  • Provides energy to get the body up and moving, including the organs
  • People who skip breakfast have lower energy levels, as well as less physical strength
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Reduces cravings in the day, which can lead to overeating
  • Keeps blood sugar levels stable throughout the day
  • Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast have a better controlled weight
  • Many breakfast foods are healthy and contain healthy carbohydrates, proteins, fibre, mineral and vitamins which help maintain a healthy body
  • Breakfast can be a social event with family / housemates to start the day in a positive way

Healthy Breakfast Ideas:

  • Porridge
  • Eggs
  • Yoghurt
  • Unsweetened cereal
  • Bread (whole wheat is best)
  • Incorporate Fruit / Nuts / Nut butter / Seeds

If you don’t eat breakfast regularly it is a good idea to start getting into the habit.

Written by Sarah Williams. Sarah is a Qualified Yoga Teacher based in London with an online presence on Instagram and Facebook. She also blogs about yoga and health & well being topics on her website. Sarah’s focus is Vinyasa Flow, Hatha and Ashtanga styles of yoga and she completed part of her training in India., @sarahlucyyoga

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