You’ve heard the saying- ‘Start the day in the best possible way.’ Well, what is that way exactly? The answer is in your kitchen! Here at We Push Ducks we think that everyone should ensure that they have a balanced and healthy breakfast to set them up for the hours ahead and here’s why-
· Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!
Eating a healthy breakfast sets you up for the rest of the day. It wakes you up properly by fuelling your body and your brain with essential nutrients that make you feel energised and alert. It gives you a feel good factor, making you less likely to feel moody or irritable.
· Helps maintain a healthy weight
It is a well-known fact that skipping breakfast is linked to being over weight. Those that think missing out on this meal will reduce their daily calorie intake are wrong because the likelihood is that it will just lead to you snacking mid morning or bingeing on bigger meals later in the day. Eating breakfast helps you to make better food choices later because it reduces hunger and means you will not be reaching for the biscuit tin before lunchtime, or grabbing the fattest sandwich on the trolley on your lunch break. Eating breakfast also gives your metabolism a kick-start, which as we know helps to lose weight.
· Good for your general health
The list of vitamins and nutrients needed to keep us in tip-top shape is endless. Trying to cram your five a day into just lunch and dinner would make it very difficult to ensure that your taking in the recommended amounts. Eating a healthy breakfast gives you a good opportunity to have some fruit and fibre to count towards your daily requirements.
Many of you may feel that you don’t have time for breakfast. After all, that alarm clock is buzzing early enough as it is and you’re still rushing to get ready for work in the morning. There are also those of you that don’t feel that you could eat a meal almost as soon as you wake up. Why not try a quick and easy answer to these problems. A simple fruit smoothy could provide you with exactly what you need to help you get started for your day ahead and could be prepared in advance to save time in the morning. Alternatively, setting your alarm just ten minutes earlier will give you enough time for a bowl of porridge, which only takes a couple of minutes to prepare. If you make a change and start the day with breakfast, it wont be long before it becomes the best habit you could have developed. Try it and see- you’ll soon notice the difference