Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day, but recent evidence has unearthed the formidable connection between eating breakfast and the prevalence of obesity. United states health officials conducted a series of tests to determine the relationship between eating breakfast and the development of obesity, diabetes and even increased risk heart attacks.
Not only the quantity of food is important but of course the quality of breakfast you eat determines how your body and mind function throughout the rest of the day. A whole-grain fiber-rich cereal is ultimately the best meal to begin your day with. Not only does fibre contribute to a healthy digestive system but it plays a key role in weight loss as fibre does not contain calories. Fibre is an effective agent in helping you fell fuller and more satisfied for longer, consequently curbing your appetite. Fibre is an essential ingredient in a healthy diet, fibre is insoluble and works by absorbing water and expanding the digestive tract; easing the digestive process. It is important to incorporate fibre-packed whole grain foods in other aspects of your diet; not just breakfast, wherever possible opt for the whole-grain option when consuming pastas and breads.
This simple breakfast recipe is one of the most nutritious available incorporating high fibre with high protein to set you up for the rest of the day, for more recipes go to the BBC’s recipe page.
Hearty Whole Grain Breakfast
1/2 Cup of quinoa
1/2 Cup of bulgar
1/2 Cup of oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
350 ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 Cup of dried cranberries
750 ml of water
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add all remaining ingredients except the almond milk cook until the water is gone.
- Let the mixture set for 5 minutes.
- Add almond milk