After a night’s sleep your body is low on blood sugar levels and it’s time to give your metabolism the kick-start it needs. Many people don’t make time for a proper breakfast, or skip it altogether. However, nutritionists are very clear: if you don’t have a proper breakfast, will be less alert and find it harder to concentrate, and you are more likely to want sweet and unhealthy snack foods before lunch. Here are ten great suggestions for breakfast foods to help you make sure you start the day the right way. (Image source: www.goodtoknow.co.uk)
Wholemeal bread with rye
Two thick slices of this tasty wholemeal bread will provide up to 25% of your Guideline Daily Allowance (GDA). It is also very high in fibre, and the addition of rye provides a healthy and tasty extra.
‘Active’ Manuka honey is proven to have antibacterial properties, and is only produced by bees in New Zealand. It’s not the cheapest honey on the market, but it is certainly one of the healthiest, and is delicious on thick slices of wholemeal bread.
Omega 3 eggs
These eggs are free range and made even healthier with the addition of extra essential Omega 3 fats, as opposed to saturated fats. By giving hens a diet of wheat and soya, enhanced with pulses and seeds rich in oil, they produce eggs much richer in Omega 3. As well as helping to maintain a healthier heart, Omega 3 has been proven to help joints stay supple and to aid with concentration levels.
Greek yoghurt with 0% fat
With all of the taste of delicious greek yoghurt, but none of the fat, this is a fantastic way of getting some much needed protein in the morning without having to worry about added fats.
Crunchy peanut butter
Made with the skins left on the peanuts for a more natural texture, there is nothing in this spread except peanuts. Without any added sugar or salt, this provides a great morning snack that is healthy, tasty and very crunchy.
Dark chocolate and macadamia granola
A rich and indulgent variety of granola, but nevertheless it has plenty of healthy points too. It has a lot of high-fibre oats as well as nuts and seeds that are a good source of healthy cholesterol. The dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols, a powerful kind of antioxidant which is thought to have health benefits.
Without any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, baked beans are a classic source of protein and carbs, but are virtually fat free.
Organic unsmoked bacon
Grilled, not fried, this is a great source of protein that is low in salt and has a good meat to fat ratio.
Excellent for provided sustained energy, these muffins contain wholemeal wheat flour and semolina.
Reduced sugar jam
With no artificial sweeteners, flavourings or colours, the minimal sugar content of tasty reduced sugar jam, and the fact that it is rich in antioxidants make it a healthy choice to spread on your toast in the morning.
The perfect quick morning snack, flapjacks that are made with gluten-free oats with added protein for extra energy are an ideal start to the day.
For more information about the above products, and where to buy visit:
Wholemeal bread with rye – www.warburtons.co.uk
Manuka honey – www.hollandandbarrett.com
Omega 3 eggs – www.goldenlay.co.uk
Greek yoghurt with 0% fat – www.totalgreekyoghurt.com
Crunchy peanut butter – www.wholeearthfoods.com
Dark chocolate and macadamia granola – www.dorsetcereals.co.uk
Baked beans – www.heinz.co.uk
Organic unsmoked bacon – www.laverstokepark.co.uk
Wholemeal muffins – www.tesco.com
Reduced sugar jam – www.realfoods.co.uk
Flapjack – www.naturalbalancefoods.co.uk