Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus.

A healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your daily calories consumed.  Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre.

If you skip breakfast, you are more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning.

Try these ideas for healthy, quick breakfasts …

  • Oats with berries, low fat milk and a dash honey
  • A breakfast smoothie – berries and yoghurt or peanut butter and banana
  • Eggs, mushrooms and avocado on multigrain toast

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