"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;...
and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
~James H. West

Lisa's Blog

What makes a good breakfast?

Lisa Cutforth - Saturday, April 10, 2010

Your question answered:

What do you consider to be a good breakfast?


Thank you for your question, a good breakfast is one that contains:
 - some good quality low glycaemic load carbohydrates, for example oats, quinoa, pumperknickle bread, rice, millet, sprouted grains, 
    home made or good quality breads (spelt or ancient grain, heavy, wheat free, preservative free), additive and preservative free, fresh 
    fruit, vegetable juice.
 - some good quality protein for example nuts, seeds, eggs, nut butter, hummus, beans, LSA mix, organic natural yoghurt

Some examples of a good breakast might be: 

  • Muesli (rolled oats, walnuts, raisins, ground cinnamon, puffed millet, dried coconut, mixed seeds or LSA mix)
  • Pumperknickle toast with almond butter (or nut butter- not peanut butter)
  • Rye toast with poached or boiled egg
  • Fruit salad with a tablespoon of seeds and two tablespoons of natural organic yoghurt

A high carbohydrate, refined breakfast will leave you sleepy or hungry soon afterwards so avoid white toast and jam, or high GI bread and honey, tinned fruit in syrup, cereals like cornflakes and cocopops and rice crispies if you want sustained energy, good concentration and to be fuller for longer.

For more information about breakfast, why not read this post  which details some of the benefits of breakfast and why it is such an important way to start your day.





Recent Posts


Tags

Alan Pease pop-eye and spinach blood pressure love food health for busy people natural alternatives to drugs Egg allergy simple 7 day detox plan breast cancer prevention healthy cooking parties wrong type of exercise, exercise and results sensitivity to milk Sensational benefits to keeping a diet diary immune system dance delicious drugfree alternatives cholesterol lowering diet making time to relax Nutritional Therapist high cholesterol Laughter and stress four questions you must ask your doctor before taking medication is chocolate bad for me breakfast fruit Lactose intolerance Happiness fun breast cancer awareness video hot guys sexy salad comfort pig energy fresh go for 2 and 5 to know and not do is not yet to know recipes for allergies life choices image real food low calorie meal plan 7 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart celebrate life music recipies new year's resolutions organic vegetables fruit and vegetable shortage recipe Cancer how to get more of exercise support your body leaky gut, gut health, symptoms of leaky gut quick recipes fatigue mobile phones and brain cancer, Dr Teo benefits of sleeping skipping meals nutritionist sugar and add control weight the power to choose how to check your breasts detox success and you which is better for you butter or margarine healthy fast food, healthy take away healthy shopping list mood allergies immune boosting tips ways to improve prostate health taking a break benefits of strength training, why you should strength train heart foundation tick explained foods in season, seasonal recipes is sugar bad weightloss quick eating solutions homocysteine Lisa's Diary food sensitivities assertiveness have fun in the kitchen ability to respond are grains healthy gift soccer, role of team sports in longevity, role of exercise and community in longevity nutritious indigestion trans fats cheap fruit and vegetables, what's in season in autumn in australia salad how to be happy calorie controlled diet sustainable living, rural development, organic gardening, rampumps, biogas overindulge childrens lunch boxes health corporate wellness taking responsibility heart disease food allergies muffins relax should I eat organic veggies I don't get hungry gluten intolerance comfort foods low cholesterol sexy salads prostate cancer life lessons keep focused stress, keys to managing stress, benefits of stress increasing energy reasons to eat foods in season best exercise addicted to chocolate how to love exercise maintain a healthy weight, underweight Nina Simone fun what is a good breakfast soft drink and behaviour problems ask my doctor memory happiness workshop healthy wine, healthy beer, healthy alcohol options do i have to drink milk; where do i get calcium from; non dairy calcium sources health one step at a time fresh start diet diary of a nutritionist cooking with allergies focus feels good empty your mind brain health quizz make stress work for you reducing coffee alzheimers cooking class in brisbane Dr Randy Pausch on Oprah how to avoid injury during exercise natural toothpaste christmas healthy shopping lunch are frozen veggies any good diet diary nutritionist in brisbane muscle wasting nutrition nutritious cooking great second hand books how to avoid doing the right thing and getting the wrong results what is movember I've Got Life time management and healthy living life low calorie diet skip meals seasonal quick and tasty recipes love, loneliness fussy eaters relationship with food food intolerances dancing obesity dangers of multitasking while you eat health pioneers anxiety have more energy comfort eating the tummy beast 7 steps to detox how to say no weight loss happiness course 10 % principle strength libido sugar and adhd improve your memory health with 10 % effort healthy cooking demonstration nutritionists diet diary avoiding a choice healthy cooking party Add new tag herbal toothpaste soft drink and behavior problems what is healthy food hunger and stress motivation breast cancer awareness getting fit performance

Archive