Start your day with a balanced breakfast

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Are you health conscious and selective about the foods you eat, opting for natural and healthy ingredients?

You are not alone. There is even more focus these days on encouraging overall well-being, fitness and health maintenance.

Eating breakfast is vitally important as it starts the day with a healthy eating pattern, making it easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

There is evidence that those individuals who have breakfast on a regular basis have a more balanced overall diet where nutrient and food selection fulfils their nutritional needs1.

Likewise, individuals who have a daily breakfast have less risk of developing health problems – long term. This could be explained by the type of nutrients that people tend to obtain from breakfast2.  Breakfast eaters have an increased vitamins and minerals intake as a result of having breakfast. It is usually not possible to compensate for these missed vitamins and minerals with any other meal during the day3.

In fact, daily fruit intake is higher in those that consume breakfast meaning there is an increased likelihood of meeting the 5 a day requirement with all the associated benefits this brings4;5.

Choose right: a high protein breakfast is believed to be more satiating than a high carbohydrate breakfast helping you to cut-down on snacking throughout the morning4;6. A protein shake with vitamins and minerals could match your needs.

At Herbalife, we believe a balanced approach to nutrition is not about counting kilojoules. Nor is it about deprivation of your favourite flavours, or the elimination of food groups such as zero-carb diets. Whatever your goals, we want to help you become a healthier and happier version of yourself – able to look and feel as good as you deserve.

Your recommended intake of the macronutrients protein, fat and carbohydrates should be consumed daily, along with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), regular exercise and adequate hydration. Getting these nutrients from the right food and science-backed products are key to fuelling your body.

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  1. Matthys, C. D. H., S. Bellemans, M. De Maeyer, M. Backer, G. (2006). Breakfast habits affect overall nutrient profiles in adolescents. Public Health Nutrition. 10(4), 413.
  2. Keski-Rahkonen, A. K., J. Rissanen, A. Virkkunen, M. Rose, RJ. (2003). Breakfast skipping and health-compromising behaviors in adolescents and adults. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 57, 842.
  3. Lancaster, K. J., SS. Albertson, AM. Joshi, N. Holschuh, N. (2012). Breakfast consumption is associated with favorable nutrient intake and healthy body measures among ethnic US children: Results from NHANES 2003-08. FASEB. 26, 812.
  4. Kant, A. G., BI. (2015). Within-person comparison of eating behaviors, time of eating, and dietary intake on days with and without breakfast: NHANES 2005–2010. Am J Clin Nutr. 102. 661.
  5. Azadbakhtm, L. H., F. Feizi, A. Esmaillzadeh , A. (2013). Breakfast eating pattern and its association with dietary quality indices and anthropometric measurements in young women in Isfahan. Nutrition. 29, 420.
  6. Leidy, H. H., HA. Douglas, SM. Higgins, KA. Shafer, RS. (2015). A high-protein breakfast prevents body fat gain, through reductions in daily intake and hunger, in "Breakfast skipping" adolescents. Obesity. 23(9), 1761.
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