Breakfast is meant to be the most important meal of the day, but how many people can honestly say that they make time to eat it every day? I rarely ever eat breakfast, I either get up too late and don’t have time or I simply can’t stomach food at that time in the morning. It’s a terrible habit that I really need to get out of, but I will usually just have a coffee and that’s it until lunchtime.
According to ADHB, only 25% of the people that they surveyed eat breakfast every day and only 65% of those people eat it at the table, meaning many of them are not sitting down and eating a proper meal. When people don’t have time to eat a proper breakfast, they tend to just “grab and go” which often means that they will choose something that is more filling rather than something that is healthy and a good start to the day.
My favourite thing to have for breakfast is scrambled egg, whether it’s on toast or with some fluffy pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. I find that this is incredibly filling but it is obviously not the healthiest meal, especially if I opt for pancakes. 50.1% of the 2000 people surveyed said that they tend to choose a breakfast containing rolled oats, such as cereals, muesli or porridge. Oats are a great way to start the day as they contain many different vitamins and minerals (including magnesium, iron, copper and zinc) and are a good source of fibre, they’re also rich in antioxidants.
Since finding this out, I’ve decided that I need to start being a bit more sensible with my breakfast choices. Although I do love that extra fifteen minutes in bed, it’s probably a good idea to start eating breakfast everyday. I don’t like porridge, but I do like to make my own granola which contains oats, several different types of nuts, seeds and coconut and I tend to eat that with a natural yoghurt and a drizzle of honey. Pinterest is great for breakfast recipes, so I’ve created a board and I’ve been saving some to try out.