time for breakfast

BY Added Health Editorial Team | 13 December 2022
This is a shortened version of an Added Health article.

Eating breakfast is linked to a whole host of better health outcomes, including improved diabetic control, mood, and memory. However, what, and how much you eat is just as important as the meal itself.

It’s important to note that not all breakfasts are created equally. Numerous research teams have found that consuming most of your calories for breakfast reduces hunger, increases weight loss, and may promote sleep. So a giving yourself a bigger, healthier breakfast seems to be the way to go and it’s well worth making part of your morning routine. We recommend eating high protein, high fibre foods which will keep you fuller and energized without the need to rely on those tempting mid-morning snacks.

Take home message from Added Health

Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. Eating a filling but nutritious breakfast will set you up perfectly for the day ahead and keep you healthier at the same time.


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