Food for Thought: the benefits of breakfast

At Saymor, we care about sleep. It’s important to us that your sleep routine is setting you up for a productive and healthy day. Having a good quality mattress, using relaxation techniques to counteract stress, and avoiding the white light from phones are all things that can help you to get a good night’s kip. But, perhaps the most important thing to set you up for the day ahead is a healthy morning meal.

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, but all too often this meal is quickly scoffed as we leave the house or skipped altogether.

There are many long-term physical health benefits associated with eating a healthy breakfast, including reducing obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The cognitive benefits of eating breakfast have also been proved with many studies revealing how eating breakfast can improve concentration and memory, in addition to improving our mood and reducing stress levels.

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There’s no doubt that eating breakfast is key to setting you up for a productive and healthy day, however, having a busy morning routine can make it difficult to find time to have a nutritious meal. We’ve come up with a few tips for you to help ease this daily struggle and find the time to nourish yourself with good food:

  • Try prepping breakfast the night before. This recipe for overnight oats allows you to eat a healthy, nutritious meal full of wholegrains, vitamins, and fibre as soon as you wake up:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-overnight-oats

  • Give yourself time. Setting your alarm just ten minutes earlier to allow time to sit down and eat a morning meal can make all the difference to your cognitive function throughout the day. 
  • Make it part of your morning routine. The more habitual eating first thing becomes, the more essential it will become to your daily schedule and you may start feeling one of the many health benefits
  • Think outside the box. Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring! Try a variation of yummy, healthy recipes. This will make breakfast something to look forward to and as a result, it will become a morning priority.

So, next time you think about skipping breakfast, head to the kitchen and make yourself a well-balanced, wholesome meal. Your future self may thank you for it!

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Read more about the benefits of breakfast here:

http://www.shakeupyourwakeup.com/why-is-breakfast-important

Steele & Stovell