The Best Ways to Fuel your Day: 5 Breakfast Food Champions 27/07/2015, Health & Lifestyle
Most of us are familiar with that well-coined phrase; “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. It kicks off our metabolism, setting us up for the day ahead. When it comes to keeping you energised through until lunch time, however, some breakfasts are better than others. Here are 5 great foods, all available from fresh-range.com, that will fuel you for longer.
Arguably the king of breakfast foods: tasty, versatile, and the only food to contain all of the nine essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein). The benefit is that a protein-rich meal tends to leave us feeling fuller for longer, more so than one dominated by carbohydrates. Enjoy a couple of scrambled free-range eggs on a slice of freshly baked wholemeal bread, for instance, and you’ll start your day with a perfect balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
There’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of porridge in the morning, but that’s not the only reason it makes for a great breakfast. Oats are high in fibre–specifically beta-glucans–helping to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. Put simply, this means energy from oats is burnt more slowly, keeping you fuelled for longer. Enjoy a bowl of these organic oats topped with fresh seasonal strawberries, grown on Over Farm in Gloucestershire, and a drizzle of one of our local honeys for a deliciously simple breakfast that should keep those hunger pangs at bay until lunch.
3. Greek Yoghurt
A quick and easy breakfast that’s perfect for those who struggle for time in the mornings. Greek yoghurt boasts a number of breakfast benefits: not only is it deliciously tangy with a luxuriously creamy texture, it’s also loaded with calcium and protein. With a handful of fresh raspberries and a few organic almonds you’ve got a tasty and nourishing breakfast before you can say fresh-range.
If you often enjoy a bowl of sugary cereal for breakfast, muesli is a great alternative to avoid those sugar highs and the sudden drops of energy that come along with them. Muesli typically contains far less sugar and calories than your standard breakfast cereal. It’s high in fibre and wholegrains, regulating the digestive system and leaving you feeling full. The addition of nuts and seeds provides a healthy dose of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Choose a variety with no added sugar like this Simply Delicious Muesli from Dorset Cereals and enjoy with local milk as an additional source of protein.
Spirulina is a superfood that is becoming increasingly popular. It is a blue-green algae, available in tablet and powder form. Granted, it doesn’t sound as appetising as other breakfast foods but, containing between 55 and 70% protein and 8 of the 9 essential amino acids, its benefits are extraordinary. It’s said to provide an almost instantaneous boost to one’s energy, whilst also helping to improve endurance and reduce fatigue. It has a strong flavour, which might be considered an acquired taste, but just a teaspoon of this nutrient power house is sufficient to reap its benefits. Blend a teaspoon of spirulina powder with a banana, a handful of blueberries and some coconut milk for a nourishing and tasty breakfast smoothie.
Written by Jenna Freeman- Digital Marketing Intern