It’s a common saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it has now been shown that eating a good breakfast can reduce the risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome (a combination of health issues that include central weight gain, high blood sugars and hypertension) later in life.
Researchers in Sweden monitored the breakfast habits of over 1000 teenagers and followed up the study 27 years later to find that those with poor breakfast habits as teenagers had a 68% higher incidence of metabolic syndrome as adults compared with the teenagers who ate a good breakfast. A great quality breakfast includes a bowl of porridge made with gluten free oats, almond milk, ground linseeds, almonds and berries or scrambled eggs. Fresh juices and smoothies are an easy alternative to pack in the nutrients, especially when adding in green powders like spirulina. You can find some other great breakfast recipes to kickstart your family’s day from Nutritional Therapist Christine Bailey.