Healthy Digestion What is a healthy breakfast?

Eating a healthy breakfast can provide essential nutrients such as fibre, vitamins and minerals. It is a good start to the day and should provide about 20-25% of your daily nutritional requirements.

A healthy breakfast could consist of: wholegrains, fruit and vegetables, dairy and protein. Remember to include a drink.

Wholegrains (as opposed to refined grains) such as oats and barley, are good sources of fibre, a 40g serving of Quaker Traditional oats provides 4 grams of fibre. Experts recommend eating at least 30 grams of fibre a day from a variety of grains, fruits, vegetables and pulses.

Fruits and vegetables, both fresh or frozen, are a source of vitamins, minerals and along with wholegrains, are also a source of dietary fibre. Fibre can help to maintain the normal function of the gut. Try to add a variety of fruit and vegetables such as berries, apple, banana, tomatoes and mushrooms to your diet.

Protein is essential for the structure, growth and repair of the body. Sources include eggs, beans, nuts and seeds. Dairy helps keep bones, teeth and skin healthy, sources include yogurt and milk. Choose low fat and low sugar dairy options where possible.

Naturally a healthy breakfast can consist of lots of different breakfast ideas ranging from a high protein breakfast to healthy overnight oats. Luckily you can find many breakfast recipes on this site to steer you in the right direction. The important thing to remember is - you are what you eat – so eat wisely and healthily.

Daily intake of 3g of beta-glucan from oats. Oats beta-glucan has been shown to lower/ reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease.