Why is breakfast so important?Eating a balanced breakfast will help you to control your energy levels through the day, as you’re less likely to have an energy crash mid-morning and reach for caffeine or sugary quick fixes. Breakfast also gives you a chance to get in some vitamins and nutrients from healthy foods like dairy, grains, and fruits.
A nutritious breakfast will put you in a positive mind set for eating well throughout the course of the day. You should aim to balance your breakfast between the main food groups, to ensure that you’re including as many minerals as possible.
Tips for a healthy breakfastEating starchy foods such as wholegrain toast or porridge will provide your body with slow-releasing energy and adding fruit to your breakfast instead of sugar or honey provides essential extra fibre and vitamins.
Dairy and non-dairy proteins such as eggs are excellent sources of protein and calcium which your body uses to grow and repair itself.
Breakfast smoothies can be made by blending your favourite fruits and berries with low fat natural yoghurts which results in a colourful, nutritious, vitamin and protein packed breakfast on the go.
The information in these pages is intended as general advice only. If you or your family members require medical advice or have any medical concerns, please contact your GP.