3 A Better Breakfast
We’re all short of time, but skipping the most important meal of the day is neither a very sensible or healthy start to the morning. We all need a wake-up call to help kick start the day.
So whether your breakfast is spent ‘at-home’, in the office, shop or factory or simply on-the-go, here are some great breakfast tips that’ll help you make the most of breakfast; but remember whatever you’re doing or wherever you are…
Rush, rush, rush, we all know how tough it is to have to ‘wake-up and go, but however much you are in a hurry, you should never miss breakfast, whether driving to meetings, on the train, or simply moving from one location to another. Whatever, you’ll need to keep alert, lively and active, which is why a healthy, balanced breakfast is so important to provide day-fuel. In fact, it’s not to be missed under any circumstances.
We all know how hard it can be to have a proper breakfast at the office, pressure of work, meetings and other calls, all make taking that initial time-out difficult, unless you get in early or are lucky enough to have a breakfast period. However, that’s exactly what you should do in order to cope with the day ahead, in fact a healthy, balanced Deskfast really is the perfect start to a busy day.
Breakfast is the most widely consumed meal in the home today with 59% of families sharing the breakfast occasion sometime during the week, but only a third of British families eat breakfast together every day. Of these, 38% prefer to eat their weekday breakfast in the kitchen and 2.8 million allegedly share their breakfast with their pet. At the weekend, the figure for family breakfast rises to 86%, with nearly half of all those who breakfast at home also having breakfast TV on. For those lucky enough to be able to work from home, breakfast is even more a key part of the day as well as a prepared and nutritious breakfast which will help keep you going through to dinner time.
Working shifts, or are on your feet all day, with demanding manual work, then a proper breakfast is pretty essential to keep up those energy levels. Just make sure your breakfast combines a carbohydrate like bread, croissants or brioche, protein such as sausages and of course don’t forget to rehydrate and drink lots of liquid including a good strong coffee as a wake-up call.
On the Shop or Factory Floor
A healthy breakfast is the perfect start to a busy day providing the essential fuel your body and brain needs to function properly.
In fact many nutritionists advise that breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking up and that a healthy breakfast should provide sufficient calories for 20-35% of your GDA (guideline daily allowance).
Breakfast foods, apart from providing energy, are also an important source of key nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins, as well protein and fibre.
Recent research has shown that if these essential nutrients are missed at breakfast, then they’re less likely to be achieved later in the day.
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