Start Your Day Right
by Lara Simmons
We all surely know by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how many of us stick to this mantra and make sure we always eat it? With today’s increasingly busy lifestyles, it can sometimes feel difficult to make time for a proper breakfast, and often we’ll make do with a snack that’s nutritionally lacking.
Grabbing a sugary cereal bar and a bottle of orange juice on the go is of course better than nothing at all, but there are better alternatives. If it’s fast food you’re after then there are more nutritionally sound options you can consider.
Look to nature for fast food packed full of natural nutrition and goodness, for example bananas and unsalted nuts. These types of food will give you a longer lasting energy boost and will not come with any added or unwanted ‘nasties’ such as artificial flavourings, colourings, or preservatives.
If you don’t have time to eat breakfast at home but your workplace has a kitchen, keep a loaf of wholemeal bread there to make toast while your computer is starting up. You can then eat your breakfast while you’re checking your emails, so there’s no excuse!
For those who have a spare ten minutes in the evening, whip up your own fruit smoothies, using yogurt and oats as well for added protein and energy, and enjoy the next morning. Making your own smoothies will ensure that you can keep an eye on exactly what goes into them, avoiding added sugars or sweeteners where you don’t want them.
Making time for a nutritional breakfast will not only mean you are less likely to snack on junk food mid-morning, it will mean you are more able to concentrate, have more energy in the morning, and feel better all round. So make time for breakfast today!
Article written by Lara Simmons. Lara is obsessed with healthy eating, and leads a very healthy lifestyle. She goes to the gym 4 times a week and always makes sure she eats her five portions of fruit and veggies a day. Lara loves to write blog posts to share her healthy eating tips.