We all have hectic busy schedules, and the thought of waking up 30 minutes earlier to prepare a quick breakfast has us dreading the idea. We would rather play with the snooze button, and get in that extra few minutes of sleep. Feeling exhausted before the week has even started? Try having breakfast for a week and see the difference..
- Alertness is key to starting your day
A common myth is that having breakfast can bring on a food coma, making you feel lethargic rather than energetic. That’s a myth. Skipping breakfast deprives us of the energy to stay focused and alert. Try it and you’ll be scoring the Monday morning meetings.
- You’ll have more energy
The body goes on a fast the entire night you are sleeping, and needs to be refuelled. How can you start work on an empty stomach? Having breakfast should supply 20% of your energy and nutrients for the day and replenish your supply of glucose, your body’s energy source.
- Getting your nutrients
Are you one to pop a host of vitamins in the morning before heading to the office? Why not get the nutrients your body needs during breakfast. If you skip breakfast you’ll lack fibre, vitamins, minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc and Vitamin B2, to help you kick start your day. Having breakfast in the morning will make sure you get your energy levels up and early.
Here are some simple Breakfast ideas
Toast, half boiled eggs and Milo
Toast, peanut butter, sliced bananas and granola
Avocado on toast
Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs on Toast
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