Food: The importance of breakfast

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.

 

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2 Comments

  1. January 20, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I love breakfast, it’s my favourite meal of the day but I have to have something sweet!

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

  2. April 17, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I so agree with this, I never used to eat a breakfast a year or two ago and I decided to get myself into a habit of doing it and now I couldn’t leave the house without food! Your blog here is so lovely by the way, I love finding new blogs like yours to read! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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