Eating Breakfast can:
Improve your alertness- mental performance and memory function throughout the morning
- Boost your intake of nutrients - such as vitamins and minerals because most breakfast cereals are enriched with vitamins and minerals
- Help you maintain a healthy weight- as you will be fuller for longer and reduces the chances that you will snack on high fat, high sugar choices at mid-morning
- Helps you achieve your 5 vegetable and fruit a day- research shows that people who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.
- Increase your fibre intake and help you feel fuller for longer.
Some good breakfast choices include:
Light & easy
Low fat yoghurt with fruit/nuts/muesli.
Fresh fruit salad with some low fat yoghurt
Including a high Vitamin C fruit such as oranges will make the iron in your cereal more easily absorbed.