“I believe in breakfast. It’s the one meal that my kids usually eat without a fuss, so that’s huge. As for myself, I can’t function without it, and I see it as a great way to get some healthy greens in, some coffee, and on a good day, maybe even some news of the world via the newspaper.”
~ Samantha Bee
Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. It provides your body with the energy that keeps it going throughout the day, and that initial burst of energy that gets you up and out the door. Better Breakfast Day reminds us that if breakfast is good, a solidly balanced, healthy breakfast is just plain better!
History of Better Breakfast Day
Breakfast has always been an essential part of our diet, and has been seen as important throughout history. Recently in an attempt to make breakfast easy in a fast paced world, we’ve taken steps to reduce the time needed to prepare it. Unfortunately, this has also led to a marked decline in the quality of our breakfasts, with most choices reduced to high amounts of grain based carbohydrates drenched in sugar.
Better Breakfast Day was established to remind us that just because any breakfast is better than no breakfast, that doesn’t mean we should skimp on what we put in our bodies at the start of the day. Rich eggs, solid protein from meat, and a reasonable portion of grains (Bread or oatmeal, for instance) will help us keep motivated.
Recent research has shown that not having breakfast before school can lead to problems learning and focusing throughout the day. This just goes to show that it’s even more important to make sure that our kids leave the house with a solid healthy breakfast under their belt.
How to Celebrate Better Breakfast Day
Start your celebration of Better Breakfast Day by judging your breakfast quality. Do you simply have a piece of toast with butter? A bowl of breakfast cereal? Or the tasty but incredibly bad for you Pop-Tart? It might be time to start changing up what you have for breakfast!
Try to ensure that you get some healthy fruit in with your breakfast, alongside a nice piece of toast and some slices of bacon or pieces of sausage. Giving your body a balanced start to the day is essential, and Better Breakfast Day is your chance to start making healthy breakfast a habit!