Start your day in style

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - The Guide -

Time and again we’re told it’s the most im­por­tant meal of the day, but many of us are still fail­ing to tuck into break­fast in the morn­ing. Ac­cord­ing to a new study, nearly half of us skip brekkie at least once a week, while 15% of those sur­veyed never eat that vi­tal early meal.

The top rea­son given was not feel­ing hun­gry first thing, while 21 per cent of re­spon­dents would rather spend longer in bed.

And one in 10 peo­ple miss out in a be­lief it will help them lose weight - de­spite break­fast- skip­pers be­ing twice as likely to munch on crisps later in the morn­ing.

The re­search was con­ducted for Farm­house Break­fast Week, which aims to put a stop to th­ese bad habits and en­cour­age peo­ple to start the day with a meal.

The na­tion­wide an­nual cam­paign, in its 14th year, is or­gan­ised on be­half of UK ce­real farm­ers and pro­duc­ers, and aims to ed­u­cate peo­ple about the im­por­tance of eat­ing healthy break­fast.

Sacrewell Farm is par­tic­i­pat­ing in Farm­house Break­fast Week,

The Gra­nary at Wil­low Brook Farm Shop will also be busy cook­ing their pop­u­lar all day farm house break­fast, through­out na­tional farm­house break­fast week.

Along with break­fast snacks and ce­real, weetabix and por­ridge, The Gra­nary will be launch­ing a new mega break­fast for all Gar­gan­tu­ans eaters.

The Gra­nary’s grid­dled break­fast in­cludes Wil­low Brook home made sausages and beef­burg­ers, along with hand cut home­made chips.

Di­eti­cian Nigel Denby said: “Peo­ple who eat a healthy break­fast have bet­ter con­cen­tra­tion, more en­ergy, tend to be less stressed and are less likely to be over­weight.

“De­spite the wealth of ev­i­dence about the ben­e­fits of eat­ing break­fast, it’s shock­ing to see so many peo­ple miss­ing out and that a large num­ber of peo­ple are un­clear about the ben­e­fits.

“For those who don’t feel hun­gry in the morn­ing there are plenty of light break­fast op­tions, such as smooth­ies or a bowl of ce­real.

“If you start your day with a healthy balanced meal you are also more likely to make health­ier food choices for the rest of the day.”

Here are a va­ri­ety of break­fast op­tions for you to try at home...

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