Make the first meal of 2018 a healthy and delicious one.
Starting the day with a healthy breakfast has its benefits.
Many number studies suggest that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight or obese than those who skip it. Eating breakfast can also help children stay focus at school.
I have worked in the fitness industry for over fithteen years, watching people’s behavior when it comes to food and exercising.
You should be able to rely on a breakfast cereal to deliver a decent whack of your daily fiber needs, so we believe fiber content should be one of the top priorities when you’re strolling down the cereal aisle. What you don’t want in a breakfast cereal is lots of salt, added sugar and saturated fat!
How healthy is your cereal?
A good rule of thumb is to look for less than 15g sugar per 100g, allowing a little leeway if the cereal contains dried fruits.
High sugar. Kids’ cereals in particular are major offenders. In some instances, dried fruit – which can provide fibre, vitamins and minerals – contributes to the total sugars.
What to avoid in breakfast cereal
High sodium (salt). Sodium is linked to high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease. Australians consume 2150mg of sodium a day, on average, but the recommended upper level of intake for adults is 2300mg/day (1400mg/day for 4–8-year-olds) and adults only need 460–920mg (children, even less) to meet our body’s requirements. Ideally the product you choose should have 400mg sodium per 100g or less. But if salt is of particular concern to you, look for products containing 120mg of sodium per 100g or less, which standards define as ‘low sodium
When is comes to choosing my breakfast… I mix it up and its all about the balance.
Monday: Green and blueberry smoothie
Tuesday: Poached egg with spinach and quinoa
Wednesday: Oats and low sugar Greek yogurt with fresh strawberry
Thursday: Freedom Foods Active Balance Buckwheat & Quinoa with Coconut milk
Friday: Berry Smoothie
Saturday: Cafe Breaky. Enjoy
Sunday: Homemade omelette
Check my recipe Cookbook