Breakfast the ‘must have’ meal of the day.
Eating a good breakfast will help with blood glucose control as well as providing a number of other health benefits. Dietitian Ann Gregory gives some tips for eating a healthy breakfast – whether it’s a fast breakfast on the go or a more leisurely weekend affair.
We are always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why is breakfast so important?
Research has shown eating breakfast can help you lose weight, make you more alert and give you more energy.
A recent study from the University of Bath showed that people who eat breakfast used more energy during the morning than those who didn’t have breakfast. It also showed that people who ate breakfast had better blood glucose control late in the day than those who didn’t.
The four breakfast rules
Having a healthy but delicious breakfast is easy if you follow the following four ‘rules’:
Use low-fat milk and low-fat yoghurt.
Choose a breakfast cereal that has 15g or less of sugar per 100g of cereal.
Eat wholegrain/multigrain breads.
Choose a low-fat spread.