Do We Need Breakfast?

Some label it the ‘most important meal of the day’, but why is that?

We’ve all been there, most people’s busy mornings consist of getting up, getting ready and heading straight out the door and eating breakfast doesn’t make it to the to do list. Skipping this mornings meal can throw off your bodies eating rhythm, causing drowsiness, lack of concentration and could put you at more of a disease risk.

Breakfast is what is going to sustain your body from a night of fasting. Without this, your body is running out of fuel. It’s like going outwith your phone battery on 15% and not being able to use all of the functions without the device losing all of its energy. This important meal is going to help recharge your system, waking up your brain and adding more energy into your body.

So, how long after waking up should I have breakfast?  

It is said that the best time to have breakfast is within two hours of getting up. However, it is not only about the time frame, you also have to watch what you eat. Whilst that final chocolate doughnut in the fridge looks like the easiest snack to pick up and go, you need to ensure you are getting the right nutrients into your body at the start of the day. There is a reason that you find lots of whole grains and fruits in breakfast cereals. Meals that are high in fibre and protein are more likely to fill you up,meaning you are less likely to overeat or snack later on. This helps fuel your digestive system along with controlling your blood sugar and help reduce cholesterol.

What if I am running late and don’t have time to make breakfast?

Here are some quick and simple breakfast options below:

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats is full of health benefits an is an easy recipe that you can make the night before,meaning you can just grab this out of the fridge in the morning and go. The base of the recipe is just Oats and milk and then the rest is up to you.



It’s pretty simple, just blitz your favourite fruits, seeds, oats or proteins in a blender and then take your flask to go. You can even prepare your chopped fruit the night before and freeze it so everything is ready to blend in the morning. Why not take a look at our Berry Protein Smoothie recipe.

Energy Bites

On the go oat filled bites which you can make at the weekend and they will last all week. An amazing option for those people who are always on the go. Why not explore our recent Energy Bites Recipe.

Pre-brought Cereal

If you have no time to prepare a breakfast, then why not buy one. But make sure you are avoiding any sugar filled cereals and are buying ones that are full of whole grain and fibre so you are giving your body the much-needed nutrients it needs.

If you have a little more time on your hands you could also try Avocado on Toast, Healthy Porridge Bowl or even make your own Breakfast Burrito.The list is endless so you can always find an option that suits your lifestyle. At the end of the day this is about looking after your body and finding new delicious meals along the way.



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