Breakfast, the Most Important Meal of the Day?
Taking a closer look at the word Breakfast, it is clear that it means you are breaking a fast. After the long night of no food, fasting, you start giving the body nourishment. For that reason, it makes it fairly clear, it is an important meal to have
Unfortunately, for many people these days, breakfast is a rushed affair. Little time, not very hungry, don’t know what to eat or having to take it with you on the way to work are all contributing to breakfast having become less of an important meal of the day
I’d like to suggest that breakfast is very important. Place focus on setting a plan for the week for what you will have for breakfast. Allow the time to sit down at home, before you leave the house, and take in your breakfast in a leisurely manner
Enjoy the time, enjoy your breakfast….and here a super quick and easy recipe for one breakfast, at least. This recipe uses gluten free ingredients and can easily changed to non gluten free if you prefer
- Gluten Free Bread (2 slices)
- Morello Cherry Jam (you can try with other flavours if you prefer)
- Butter (or margarine if you prefer, I use NEITHER)
- Handful of Walnuts, shelled
- Toast your bread (I like to make sure the toast goes cold before I spread it)
- Spread with Butter/Margarine, if you use it
- Top the slices with Morello Cherry Jam (or jam of your choice)
- Chop the shelled Walnuts into smaller pieces and sprinkle over the jam
Here is what this breakfast gives you:
Using a fruity jam might be a bit sweet for you however it is a light start to the day. The bread of your choice might be one with added seeds, wholemeal or Rye and therefore provides you with extra fill. The Walnuts are the protein to keep you satisfied for quite some time into the day
Walnuts are a great source of vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, trace minerals, lecithin and oils. Compared with other nuts, which contain a high amount of monounsaturated fats, walnuts are unique because the fats in them are primarily polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and are the only nut with a significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid. Moreover, walnuts have insignificant amounts of sodium and are cholesterol free.
Best of all…Walnuts have potential health benefits in the area of memory and cognitive function as well. Low omega 3 intake has been linked to depression and decline in cognitive function. And taking into consideration that walnut is a rich source of ALA (omega 3), it no doubt promotes brain health.