You have probably heard by now that breakfast can be one of the most important meals of the day! Why? It balances your blood sugar, and helps to regulate your hunger levels for the rest of the day.
This blogpost is for you if you:
You skip breakfast
Breakfasts are rushed
You don’t know what to eat for breakfast that is healthy
You are stuck on the carb train for breakfast (fruits, cereal, muffins, pastries)
What does the some of the research say? – eat breakfast!
Not eating breakfast can cause differences in appetite and can lead to eating more later in the day (1).
People who eat breakfast are less hungry throughout the day. Breakfast also impacts neurochemical signalling in the brain – particularly in the hippocampus and the amygdala (2).
Those who ate breakfast regularly are also less likely to be overweight (3).
But what you eat for breakfast is also important.
Eating a pile of fruit or bowl of cereal, even if it is gluten-free, isn’t the best way to start your day. In fact, it can spike your blood sugar and leave you completely dysregulated. Eating a high carb breakfast initially causes a surge of energy, because it causes your blood sugar levels to rise. But that surge doesn’t last for long and soon, your blood sugar levels will crash, leaving you with very little energy and a foggy brain.
According to research:
Eating a high protein diet can lead to less hunger over the day (2).
A breakfast high in carbohydrates versus protein leads to higher insulin concentrations in the blood and impacts brain chemistry (4)
But how do you eat a healthy breakfast and still make it out the door on time? It’s easier to just grab a breakfast bar, or a muffin and stuff it down your throat as your run out the door. So what can you eat for breakfast that is quick, easy and healthy?
Here are two great recipes to get you started: