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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and what better than a bowl of tasty porridge to set you up for the day ahead! Breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast - that's where its name originates, breaking the fast!
In our modern busy lives it is all too easy to rush off to work without breakfast, but you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the car with no petrol!
Shake Up Your Wake Up are celebrating Breakfast week, from this Sunday 24th to Saturday 30th January, by encouraging everyone to take a fresh look at what they eat for breakfast.
The good news is that eating a good healthy breakfast can be good for waistline too! Research shows those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight, whilst those who skip breakfast are more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks mid-morning, bumping up the calorie intake.
Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function. Eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and also make us happier by improving mood and lowering stress levels. In studies amongst children, breakfast can improve attainment, behaviour and has been linked to improved grades. Just like any other organ in the body, the brain needs energy to work at it's best!
The world’s first breakfast cereal was created in 1863 and needed soaking overnight to be chewable - fortunately things have moved on since then and a bowl of porridge is a firm favourite for the winter or why not try overnight oats? Simply soak the oats in yoghurt, mix in some fruit of your choice, such as blueberries, or raspberries, and leave in the fridge overnight, so the oats soak up the moisture. Quick, simple and ready to go if you're short on time in the mornings.
Wholegrain foods, like oats, can help keep you feeling fuller for longer and studies have shown they may help lower the risk of certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes and stroke. For an interesting twist on your breakfast porridge try a Baked Blueberry and Bananna Bake
Alternatively while staying in our cosy log cabins why not treat yourself to one of our fabulous farmhouse take away breakfasts? With our freshly laid free range eggs, lean bacon, homemade sausage,tomatoes, mushrooms, Derbyshire oatcakes and baked beans for extra protein and fibre - there's no better way to start your day before setting off to explore the Derbyshire Peak District countryside. A good breakfast will help you enjoy your holiday more!
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