"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

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

Archive