There are so many different breakfast options available these days that they can make our heads spin. Sometimes, the simplest of options are actually the best option for our nutrition. Take a look at them.
Unlike most sugary cereals that are made from refined grains, hot oatmeal cereal or porridge is usually made from steel cut oats. These whole grains provide long-lasting energy and are also rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Tip: Adding a teaspoon full of Blue Band to your oats increases the nutritional value of your breakfast by tenfold.
Whole-wheat bread is a complex carbohydrate that will give you prolonged energy as well as a well-balanced dose of fibre and nutrients while white bread is a simple carbohydrate that will raise your sugar levels quickly. Tip: Spread some Blue Band on your favourite slice of bread to make it taste even more delicious.
Cold cereals are a quick and convenient breakfast food and also a favourite for children. Cereals typically contain starches in the form of rice, grains, dried fruit and sugar and other sweeteners. Cereals made with puffed or powdered rice and refined wheat typically contain more starch than cereals made from whole wheat, oats, bran and barley.
Fruit contains natural sugars called fructose. Some fruits such as bananas, have more carbohydrates than others. To balance out these natural sugars, eat fruit such as apples with the peel on and balance your breakfast by adding fresh fruit pieces to unsweetened porridge or cereal.