What’s the big deal with breakfast?
Eating a healthy breakfast every morning is proven to be of benefit to both your health and well-being. Breakfast foods are great sources of nutrients like calcium, iron and B vitamins, as well as, proteins and fibres. Skipping breakfast not only leaves you without the energy to perform at your peak ability but furthermore, can result in increased body weight, hypertension, insulin resistance, and a risk of coronary heart disease. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that “women who consumed breakfast irregularly (0-6 times per week) were at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than were women who consumed breakfast daily.” Breakfast gives you that energy boost to get you up and moving, which in turn, helps you burn calories and be active.
How to include a breakfast in your morning routine?
Trying to decide what you’re going to eat in the morning while running around to find an outfit and not burn down the house from the hair straightener that’s left on in the bathroom can be a challenge. Take the time to plan your breakfasts the night before, or prepare everything at the start of the week. If the fridge is stocked with everything you need, and the recipes are on hand, you’re more likely to stick to the routine. There’s no excuse not to have enough time for breakfast, even if it has to be made-to-go.
Breakfasts for when you’re running late?
Toss several ingredients into a blender and you’ll have a healthy breakfast-to-go.
1 scoop of your favourite protein powder
1 small handful of nuts or seeds
1 to 1 1/2 cups of mixed fruit; things like blueberries, strawberries, mango, banana and apple work well.
1 cup of water or almond milk
A couple pieces of ice
Blend it until the ice is completely crushed and pour into a travel mug.
Fresh Fruit and Yoghurt
Slice up some fresh orange, apple or banana into a plastic container. Pour some yoghurt and granola on top.
Just add hot water
Avocado Toast with Egg
A classic + highly Instagrammable
We hope this #tuesdaytip was helpful.
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