Tuesday, 1 September 2015

8 Reasons to Breakfast Like a King for Health

We're often told to 'Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper, but should we listen to this old adage? Well, in this case, yes, and here's why:Breakfast Like A King for Health

8 Reasons to Breakfast Like a King for Health

1. Breakfast Can Improve Your Overall Diet. 
  • People who eat breakfast have higher daily intakes of  healthy fibre and nutrients such as Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Riboflavin, and Vitamins A & C. They are also more likely to meet overall nutrient intake recommendations compared those who skip breakfast (Nutr Rev. June 2007)
2. Breakfast Can Improve Heart Health. 

3. Breakfast Can Improve Regulation of Insulin Levels. 
  • Research found that not eating breakfast every day increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even if breakfast was skipped on just a few days per week (Journal of Epidemiol, Mar 2015).
4. Breakfast Can Reduce the Risk of Cancer. 
  • Research found eating a fibre-rich breakfast can help maintain a healthy digestive system and reduce colorectal cancer risk (PLoS One June 2012).
5. Breakfast Can Be Good for Physical Energy. 

6. Breakfast Can Help Help Increase Academic Achievement In Children. 
  • Research which found that children who improved their nutrition with breakfast enjoyed significant improvements in academic performance (Ann Nutr Metab, 2002)
7. Breakfast Can Help with Weight Loss. 
  • Research which found that dieters who ate higher-protein based breakfasts felt more satisfied and ate fewer calories at the following meal (Int Journal of Obesity, Aug 2008)
8. Breakfast Can Help Maintain a Healthy Body Weight. 
  • Research also found that people who had lost weight and maintained their weight loss, regularly ate breakfast (Obesity Research, Feb 2002)

So, Breakfast Like a King on Weekdays, Weekends & Holidays too!

Breakfast is a fabulous meal to eat well for good health. However, just because eating breakfast can be “a good thing”, it's not always easy to make healthy choices. Unfortunately, some of the typical breakfast choices we can make these days can be high in saturated and/or trans-fats, over-loaded with refined sugar, high in salt and low in dietary fibre. Culprits can include bacon, sausages, breakfast breads, rolls and pastries and even apparently “healthy” cereals.  My Easy Low Fat and Low Cholesterol Healthy Brunch & Breakfast Eats Recipe Cookbook helps with this dilemma, providing over 55 Easy & Healthy Recipes for breakfast & brunch.
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