Why you should never skip breakfastAugust 17, 2019
Overnight the energy storages in our body get almost fully emptied and therefore have to be refilled in the morning. Of course, they can be refilled best with a balanced breakfast. If you pay attention to taking in the right nutrients, you help your body to get going, stay full for hours and can avoid food cravings throughout the day. Moreover, a nourishing breakfast can contribute to a good mood.
3 tips for a better breakfast
With the following tips you can improve your breakfast experience and can simultaneously do something good for your body.
1. Take your time for breakfast
Take your time for the really important things in life – breakfast definitely counts to these things for us. Of course, taking your time might not always work out. Sometimes during the week, we also press the snooze button on our alarm clock and stay in bed for just some more minutes before the hecticness of the day gets us. In order to get the best out of every morning, you can prepare your breakfast the night before. For example, try our recipe for Overnight Oats to save a little time in the morning. Eating your breakfast too fast is not only uncomfortable but also unhealthy. If you eat slowly and chew thoroughly, you can help your metabolism to digest better. Moreover, the body can take in nutrients far better and you stay full longer.
Is there something more beautiful than having a long breakfast with your loved ones at the weekend? Sometimes it is difficult to take enough time for your breakfast during the week, then you should definitely enjoy a nice and long breakfast on the weekend.
Our tip: Use the weekend to prepare for the upcoming week. On our blog you can find numerous recipes, for example a tasty breakfast-pizza, muesli bars or porridge berry slices. You can prepare the recipes for breakfast at the weekends and can bring the leftovers to work during the week.
2. The right mix of the best nutrients
Taking in the right nutrients in the morning can help you, among ohters factors, to start into your day full of energy and concentration. Therefore, put together a good mix of foods that are high in fiber, protein and contain healthy fats.
This may sound complicated, but it is in fact very easy to implement. As with every meal, the more colourful the better. For example: have yoghurt with fresh fruit, muesli, nuts and seeds.
Foods with a high fiber content
A breakfast that contains a lot of sugar, makes you feel hungry again very fast. Foods that are high in fiber on the other hand, e.g. oats and whole-grain products, provide you with the necessary energy and a long feeling of satiety and help you avoid food cravings. This is because our metabolism takes longer to digest whole-grain products.
Proteins have numerous functions in our body. They keep you satiated longer and prevent you from craving unhealthy snacks. Moreover, proteins are the building blocks of our muscles and organs and help to form hormones, to strengthen our immune system and are also responsible for transportation in the body. Proteins are contained in foods like whole-grain bread, oats, yoghurt and nuts.
If you are very active and like to do sports, your body also needs more energy. Meals that are high in proteins help you to have energy throughout your workout. Our Organic athletics sport range supports you in being active as it comprises an increased protein content.
Avocados, yoghurt and seeds contain a lot of healthy fats. Unsaturated fats can be divided into monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats can be found in avocados and different plant-based oils. Furthermore, polyunsaturated fats are contained in yoghurt, seeds and nuts. Healthy fats are easy to digest, help you to take in vitamins, are a good energy source and protect our organs.
3. Eat enough and get your metabolism started
A good day starts with a good breakfast. It is important that your breakfast portion is also big enough in order to get your metabolism started. So, don’t hesitate to have a full plate of a balanced breakfast in the morning.
If you have little appetite in the morning, just try a light yoghurt with muesli or a smoothie with fresh fruits. Of course, you can also take both options to work or uni with you. For a additional boost of energy before lunch you can take homemade muesli bars with you.
Enjoy your breakfast fully and take your time. A big portion of a balanced breakfast doesn’t sound that bad right? Moreover, it is not at all hard to implement. For more inspiration visit our blog or our Instagram page!