“Never skip your breakfast!” That’s what mom says all the time. Even if it’s just a hot drink with a slice of bread, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast literally means breaking fast, indicating the end of the fast of the previous night.
Eating breakfast reduces hunger later in the day, making it easier to avoid overeating. If you skip breakfast, this prolongs fasting which can increase your body’s insulin response, that in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. In fact, skipping breakfast actually increases your risk of obesity.
Skipping breakfast can lead to tiredness, lack of concentration and poor performance at work or school. It also means that you are more likely to snack on unhealthy foods such as chocolate or crisps before lunch.
Growing up in Malaysia, there are many options to choose from. It can range from bread to noodles. Quick and healthy cereals is something common to be eaten as breakfast too. I always opt for soya milk for lower fat content, a lower proportion of saturated fat and no cholesterol. Besides, it is also a good source of protein.
Muesli is a cereal made from toasted oats, nuts, fruits and wheat flakes. Muesli is very rich in fibre. It is definitely a great choice to start the day. Muesli is commonly eaten with either milk, soya milk or yoghurt. Nowadays, you can get muesli from any supermarkets and they come in different types – muesli with fruits, nuts, and seeds. I particularly love those with fruits and nuts. Even snacking on them is a true joy. 🙂
I discovered Dorset Cereals not too long ago. I am totally in love with the muesli! Dorset Cereals is based in Dorset, UK. Dorsert Cereals offers great range of products from muesli to cereal bars and slices. The ingredients used are the best possible that can be sourced. Their 10 recipes for muesli are just fantastic! I have tried quite a few and absolutely love them!
Today, I particularly want to say ‘THANK YOU’ to Dorset Cereals for sponsoring some of their great products to be given away to a few of My Cooking Hut‘s readers! The following are the great stuff to be won!
Prize 1: DORSET CEREALS – Berries & Cherries Muesli AND Super High Fibre Bars
Prize 2: DORSET CEREALS – Berries & Cherries Muesli AND Berries & Cherries Bars
Prize 3 & 4: DORSET CEREALS – Organic Fruit, Nuts & Seeds Muesli
Prize 5: DORSET CEREALS – Delicious Pistachio & Pumpkin Seed Chunky Slices AND Berries & Cherries Bars
Prize 6: DORSET CEREALS – Super High Fibre Bars AND Delicious Cranberry & Almond Chunky Slices
Prize 7: DORSET CEREALS – Delicious Pistachio & Pumpkin Seed Chunky Slices
Prize 8: DORSET CEREALS – Delicious Cranberry & Almond Chunky Slices
To win any of these, just leave a comment, sharing with us what you have for breakfast. Then, amongst all the comments, I will randomly draw the winner for each prize! Please make sure that you leave your comment by the 7th August, 2009, Friday. Good luck!