Lifestyle

Fess up – did you skip breakfast this morning?

FESS up - did you skip breakfast this morning?

If so (whether it was a pure mistake and your cereal's still sitting on your bench going soggy, or you make a point of skipping what's been hailed the most important meal of the day) you're sadly not alone.

More than half of all Aussie adults and one in seven Aussie kids start their day without a cereal, toast, yoghurt, fruit or smoothie pick-me-up.

Skipping breakfast can not only affect your mood and energy levels throughout the day - it can have a negative effect on your overall health.

A healthy, balanced diet is crucial for long-term health and helping to reduce your risk of a range of chronic diseases, including up to one-third of all cancers.

Making time for the first meal of the day is also an opportunity to boost your fruit and vegetable intake - important for the 95 per cent of us adults who don't actually follow the recommended daily doses.

There are lots of easy ways to include more fruit and vegies in your breakfast. Add fresh or frozen berries to your cereal, try a cooked breakfast of spinach, mushrooms and tomato on wholegrain toast, fill up on baked beans or make a vegie omelette.  

If you don't have time to eat at home, pack a healthy breakfast to eat at work. Try individual oat sachets or small cereal packets, low fat yoghurt and a small tin of fruit in natural juice or wholegrain toast with avocado.

Research from the US found breakfast eaters were less likely to be overweight or obese, carry extra weight around the middle and have elevated cholesterol than non-breakfast eaters.

Next week is National Nutrition Week - a great opportunity to kick-start a new habit of healthy brekkies for you and the family!

Join the QUEST for a healthier lifestyle at www.quest.org.au for hints, tips and resources to boost your everyday diet and reduce your risk of cancer.

More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available at www.cancerqld.org.au or Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.
 

Topics:  breakfast, cancer council queensland, health




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