There are many benefits to breakfast, better energy and concentration levels mean you’re less of a grumpy git and, without hunger pangs, you’re more likely to stick to an eating plan. In addition studies show how higher protein breakfasts have a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels for an extended period with lower post-meal spikes of glucose and insulin. This may have a significant impact on preventing the onset of diabetes. And also means you can have bacon (nitrate-free of course) and eggs for breakfast! Chuck in mushrooms and tomatoes and you’ve ticked off 2 of your 7 a day too. Whole grain kedgeree and you’re getting omega 3 and B vitamins. Or sugar-free baked beans? Or salmon and eggs? Yoghurt with nuts and seeds? Fill your breakfast boots.

By Saffron Rogerson

22 May 2014