Breakfast – is it setting you up for the day?

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First thing in the morning your alarm goes off (causing stress)  and you drag yourself out of your nice and comfortable bed. You reach for your first cup of coffee and probably a food high in refined sugars like a slice of toast or a sugary cereal. By the time you get to work those sugars and caffeine have shut down your essential systems.

Did you know that the body can only work efficiently with about 3 teaspoons of sugar in the bloodstream at any given time? The average bowl of cereal can contain anything up to 12 teaspoons of sugar which is a massive 9 teaspoons over what the body can cope with. Over 3 teaspoons and your body’s systems may be suppressed for anything up to 6 hours as it uses it resources to fight to process all the  sugar and normalise its blood sugar levels.

So what does this all mean for you?

Well the result is that your body is now is a state of stress. So rather than reaching for the toast, jam or cereal why not opt fort options like eggs or oats, which contain protein and sustained slow release carbohydrates, providing you with usable energy.

Eating a healthy breakfast also sends a message to ourselves that we respect our bodies and want to take care of our health and wellbeing.

For more tips on eating for wellbeing click here