Nutritionists consider breakfast the most important meal of the day. Yet, too many of us go without breakfast on a regular basis! Before you skip this all-important part of your morning, think twice.
Why eat breakfast?
When you wake up in the morning, it's likely that you haven't eaten for up to 12 hours. So the first meal of the day is crucial, because it helps provide the body and brain with energy and nutrients after a night's sleep.
What breakfast to choose?
- Nutritionists recommend that breakfast can provide 25% of your daily calorie needs.
- Like any other meal, a good breakfast is one that is balanced, and includes foods from a few of the food groups. For example plenty of fruits, dairy and bread and/or cereals.
- A great way to start the day is a bowl of breakfast cereals with milk, a fruit and a yogurt.
- Why not try… your breakfast cereals with fruit.
- Breakfast can also be a good time to choose foods made with whole grain for a good start to the day.
Why eat breakfast cereals for breakfast?
- A lower fat choice: Many breakfast cereals, eaten with semi-skimmed milk, are lower in fat than many other breakfast options. Check the nutrition panel on the pack to find out the fat content of individual breakfast cereals.
- Grains in the morning: Grains make up the biggest part of breakfast cereals. Grains are an important food group in the morning.
- A source of important nutrients: Nestlé breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, calcium and iron, which are beneficial to you. In many countries they have become a primary source of key nutrients including calcium and iron. Why not visit our “vitamins and minerals” section to find out more about this?
- A great way to consume more milk: Milk is a perfect accompaniment to breakfast cereals and provides a significant amount of calcium to the diet.
Why choose Nestlé breakfast cereals for breakfast?
The team at Nestlé works hard to ensure that our breakfast cereals are both nutritious and delicious.
All Nestlé breakfast cereals are made with whole grain, typically providing carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Not all breakfast cereals contain whole grain. So, look for the Nestlé Whole Grain Tick to know that you are getting whole grain in your breakfast cereal.
Do you want to know more about whole grain? Visit the “whole grain” section.