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What is Breakfast

The word "breakfast" is derived from the phrase "breaking the fast." We fast while we sleep, and breaking that fast should make breakfast the most joyful meal of the day, as we have lived through the night and are beginning a new day. Breakfast is an opportunity for a new beginning that sets the stage and sets the table for the day.

3 Reasons Why you should eat Breakfast

If you’re trying to get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids and other nutrients our bodies need from just two meals a day, you’re going to struggle.

The fact is, eating breakfast means we start the day off on the right foot from a nutritional standpoint. Eat one with a mix of healthy fats, protein and complex carbohydrates and you’ll be well on your way to hitting all those recommended daily targets.

Expecting your body to run on empty from dinner time right through to lunchtime the next day just isn’t healthy.

Food is fuel for the body, so eating a nutritious breakfast means you’ll have enough energy to burn, keeping you active and productive until lunch rolls around.

No doubt you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you really believe it?

Well, study after study shows that breakfast does indeed live up to its reputation. Not only does it give you energy to kick start your day, but it may help you slim down, keep your heart healthy and even help you live to 100!

In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find a study that suggests that skipping breakfast is a good thing.

4 Factors that could Influence What we Eat for Breakfast

Being aware of the factors that influence what and how much you eat can help you make informed eating choices.

For most people, it is easy to find something to eat, especially unhealthy options.

It isn't so much the time of day that matters but what and how much you eat when you do. The longer you wait between eating, the more you tend to eat at your next meal or snack.

Some foods are comforting and familiar, even if they are not nutritious and healthy. Religious, political, or social beliefs help us make food choices for ourselves and our families.

A List of 10 Foods that You can Have for Breakfast

  1. Bacon Eggs
  2. Pancakes
  3. Cerial
  4. Breakfast Burrito
  5. Toast
  6. Baked Beans
  7. crumpets
  8. pikelets
  9. smoothies
  10. yogurt
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Interesting Infomation on Breakfast

Think breakfast. Does this mean cereal, eggs and bacon, yoghurt and banana, last night’s leftovers, a cup of tea – or just nothing?

Breakfast literally means to break the fast after a long night’s sleep. It is a crucial meal that refuels the body and the brain with energy and nutrients. Eating breakfast has been shown to improve mental alertness and physical performance.

For many young children, there could be as many as 14 hours between supper and breakfast the next morning.

  • One in ten children skips breakfast, which can severely limit their ability to learn.
  • Children should get one quarter of their daily nutrition at breakfast.

  • The average home has 4 - 6 cereals in the storage cupboard. Cereals are made from grains, to which are added ingredients such as sugar, chocolate, honey and fruits.

  • In the UK, breakfast cereals contribute to 7% of added sugar intake. Topping the list are soft drinks (35%), and confectioneries, biscuits, cakes and pastries (35%) and table sugar (8%).
  • More than half of all South African children are getting less than 66% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for some of the nutrients.