01/07/2017

Healthy Breakfast

The best breakfasts for the modern lifestyle

Health Breakfast PicHave you ever heard the adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and have you ever stopped to think why that might be?

Well eating breakfast is essential to getting your body ready for the days activities, No matter what you do your body needs fuel to be active in the morning. You will have had around 6 to 8 hours of sleep and your body will be on hunger mode getting ready to fuel your day.

So what should you be eating to get the best fuel to get your through until lunchtime, a doughnut washed down with a big swig of caffeine, a nice greasy fried breakfast swimming in burnt oils, or maybe something a little more kind to your body.

Some of the best foods to eat first thing after having your morning lemon and apple cider drink would be any of the following.

Oats

Fruit like raspberries, strawberries and bananas

Eggs

Yoghurt

Peanut Butter

Oats and bananas are high RS (Resistant Starch) which signals the body to use fat as energy.

Raspberries are high in antioxidants which help fight against heart disease, cancer and age-related decline.

Strawberries are high in folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, and magnesium. It is also extremely high in Vitamin C.

Eggs contain good amounts of Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium and Zinc. They are around 77 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of healthy fats. Eggs also contain various other trace nutrients that are important for health.

Yoghurt will give you a hit of Probiotics essential to gut health as well as overall health, with added elements like Calcium, Vitamin B2 and B12.

Peanut butter has protein as well as potassium — which lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. It also contains fiber for your bowel health, healthy fats, magnesium to fortify your bones and muscles, Vitamin E and antioxidants.

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