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Does eating breakfast have a positive impact on your health?

Some people prefer starting their day by eating breakfast, while others don’t have any appetite waking up. Whether we eat breakfast first thing in the morning or a bit later, eating in the morning gives your body the energy it needs to accomplish your daily activities. It also helps regularize your appetite throughout the day and to add more fiber to your daily intake. Keeping from high-calorie snacks and finishing your dinner late at night can help you regain your morning appetite. Of course, listening to your body and eating when you are hungry is what matters most.

What is a good breakfast?

According to Canada’s food guide, a healthy meal includes about:

  • 50 % fruits and vegetables
  • 25 % protein foods
  • 25 % whole grain foods This suggestion also counts for breakfast! A study on the impact of breakfast on metabolic and digestive health states that a protein-rich and lower glycemic breakfast can provide more energy to our bodies. Eating protein and glycemia-rich breakfasts is even better for your general health status and even prevents metabolic or hepatic diseases in the long term. It certainly is a great habit to take on. But what type of protein should we favor for breakfast?

The answer: your favorite protein!

In fact, what is of utmost importance is choosing food that you enjoy and can integrate easily into your morning habits. People preferring to eat early can be prone to choose food that is easy to prepare. Nut butter, nuts and seeds, low-fat dairy products, and beans are easy to integrate. Eggs are also an excellent source of protein au other essential nutrients and are easy to cook. You can even hard-boil some a few days in advance to help save some time. Certified organic eggs from Quebec that Fergus offers on the market come from hens that:

  • Are raised in free-range operations
  • Have outdoor access
  • Are fed certified organic feed

Friendly reminder: A majority of fruits and vegetables!

The most recent version of Canada’s food guide reminds us of the importance of including fruits and vegetables so that they compose about half of our meals, breakfast included. It can be as simple as a banana, grapefruit, or orange. A few slices of tomato as a side or last night’s leftover veggies in an omelet, and there you have it! Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of fiber, containing quality glycemia. What could be other sources of fiber and quality glycemia?

Whole grains

Whole grain foods are rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins that also help prevent many types of disease. However, Canada’s food guide recommends avoiding transformed whole grain foods containing high levels of:

  • Sugar
  • Sodium
  • Saturated fat

The importance of hydrating

Avoiding these previous ingredients will also help you hydrate properly. The adult body contains an average of 65 % water, making it essential for healthy nutrition. A little glass of water is a great way to start your day. Milk, other enriched unsweetened plant-based drinks, tea, and coffee are also great hydration sources.

Eating breakfast is one good habit to have

Experts agree that having breakfast is good for your health! Of course, only if it contains healthy food. By preparing it yourself, you pick the ingredients that form your meal and portions to fulfill your appetite. If you integrate transformed food into your breakfast, check the information labels to balance your daily intake. At Fergus, we carefully select every product you can find on our market and list all their ingredients to help you pick what is best for yourself and your household.

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