Be A Breakfast Lover

Be A Breakfast Lover
Be A Breakfast Lover

It is 7am on a Monday morning and “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” rings through the family kitchen.

Breakfast time is a great opportunity to offer up your body a healthy, nutritious start to the day.

Yet according to the South African National Health and Examination Survey, one in five SA children skip breakfast.

Breakfast skipping is also common in Australian teens, but completely opposite to the 9 in 10 Brazilian teens who do eat breakfast daily.

The Benefits of Breakfast

Breakfast eaters in general have a better overall nutritional status, which is why scientists support breakfast as a healthy habit to start the day.

Adult breakfast eaters tend to have a healthier weight, lower rates of obesity, and improved heart disease risk.

Whole-grain or high-fiber breakfast eaters in particular are associated with a lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.

The diet of a breakfast eater also tends to be higher in vitamins and minerals (such as calcium, thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, and iron) and lower in fat.

We also know that children who eat breakfast have a better nutritional status, eating more of the B-vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, and pyridoxine, more iron, and more whole foods like milk, whole grains, and a wider range of more varied foods.

Breakfast may also possibly play a protective role in preventing excess weight gain during childhood and teenage years, with regular breakfast-eating schoolchildren found to be more active and have healthier weights.

Your Best Breakfast Bet

Starting the day with a meal that is high in fiber from whole grains and protein from eggs, dairy, or legumes.

Adding heart-healthy fats like avocado or nuts will help keep you fuller for even longer.

Make breakfast one less thing on your to-do list and sign up for a recurring order at

FitChef online is your new one stop shop for a range of healthy breakfast ideas:


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