RIGHT BITE: The right breakfast options are critical.
RIGHT BITE: The right breakfast options are critical. Eva-Katalin

Breakfast favourites doing more harm than good

I'M sure for as long as we can all remember, we have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

We are all encouraged to make sure we eat first thing in the morning, prompted to eat a quick convenient meal such as cereal, yogurt, bread, and spreads.

From the time we were youngsters we have been urged to eat and rush out the door ready for our busy day ahead and such is life.

These steadfast breakfast options can potentially be doing us more harm than good. A regular serving of a breakfast cereal and skim milk packs a 25-gram punch of sugar into our bodies first thing in the morning, delivering us many of the known negatives to increased sugar intake.

This sugar high that we experience before we even leave our house can set us up for a disastrous sugar crash before the recess bell rings. Not only has a full-grown man already reached half his recommended daily sugar intake with this breakfast, he has begun a cyclic process that will keep him hungry for more sugar through the entire day.

This breakfast habit that has been ingrained into us to the point where when we try and think of what else we can have for this important meal to start our day, we can often struggle to find an alternative.

Whereas if we can muster up the discipline to make sure our first meal of the day is richer in protein, fat, vitamins and minerals; turning our minds to ingredients such as eggs, salmon, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, avocados, olives, onions, and capsicums, we will kick our day off to a much brighter start.

As it will be these ingredients that can steady your blood sugar, keep cravings at bay, loose a few unwanted kilograms, and raise your vitals.

The age-old advice still rings true that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the most important to get right.

If there is anything you would specifically like to ask me or learn about, please contact me via the Daily Mercury: news@dailymercury.com.au



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