I have recently returned from a short break in New York which was all booked for me as a surprise trip. One of my first questions when I found out we were going was ‘what about breakfast?’ In our experience of travelling to the United States, breakfast isn’t something that is regularly included in hotel stays and you usually have to go out and find a diner. Thankfully, my husband knows me well and managed to book a hotel which included breakfast so we could get a good start to the day!
I love breakfast and am conditioned to eat within a couple of hours of waking up and feel quite unwell if I don’t, but many (up to a third of us) can skip it all together with no obvious ill effects. Is breakfast still considered ‘the most important meal of the day?’ Well, in answer to this it is hotly debated with existing evidence being challenged. However, for now many guidelines still recommend it and as a breakfast lover I’m sharing 5 reasons that support a healthy breakfast:
Remember to make it healthy and build it from the main food groups of the Eatwell Plate. If there isn’t time before you leave the house then plan ahead and take something with you. There is always a way to include something to give you the best start to the day.
In New York my breakfast choice was cereals topped with dried fruit and milk, a piece of fresh fruit and a New York bagel with cream cheese and a glass of apple juice. It kept us going well past our normal lunch time despite the miles of walking we did.
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