Four body benefits of a healthy breakfast

994 days ago

Are you one of those people who often skips breakfast, or grabs an ultra sugary pastry from the coffee shop downstairs before hitting the office?

If so, here are four things you're missing out on...

#1: Protect your health with essential nutrients

Kick-start your day with much-needed nutrients! As well as providing energy (kilojoules), a healthy breakfast can give you the nutrition your body needs, including fibre, vitamins and minerals. Breakfast should provide between 15% - 25% of the total daily energy intake, and remember - it’s not just about having any breakfast – it’s about having a healthy breakfast.

#2: Take control of your weight

Skipping or eating a breakfast that lacks nutrients can make you more likely to reach for unhealthy, high-kilojoule foods later on*. In fact, research shows that individuals who consume a good quality breakfast tend to have a healthier daily food pattern than those who don’t.

#3: Muscle maintenance

Protein is essential for developing and maintaining muscle, and our body relies on the protein in our diet to help us do this. As your body can only use so much protein at one time, it's important to space out your protein intake throughout the day.

#4: Healthy skin

Beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Drinking water and enjoying a healthy breakfast are two healthy habits which will help you obtain the needed nutrients for every organ and system in your body, and the skin is no exception.

At Herbalife, we believe a balanced approach to nutrition is not about counting kilojoules. Nor is it about deprivation of your favourite flavours, or the elimination of food groups such as zero-carb diets. Whatever your goals, we want to help you become a healthier and happier version of yourself – able to look and feel as good as you deserve.

Your recommended intake of the macronutrients, protein, fat and carbohydrates should be consumed daily, along with micronutrients (vitamins & minerals), regular exercise and adequate hydration. Getting these nutrients form the right food and science-backed products are key to fuelling your body.

This article was supplied by Herbalife. For more information click here.

*Leidy et al. (2013). Beneficial effects of a higher-protein breakfast on the appetitive, hormonal, and neural signals controlling energy intake regulation in overweight/obese, "breakfast-skipping," late-adolescent girls. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 97(4):677-88



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