How many of you feel like they don’t have enough time for breakfast in the morning or that it’s quite hard to whip up a healthy one every day?
Well with a bit of planning and thinking ahead, we can treat ourselves to a nutritious meal. Who said meal prep has to be all about lunch and dinners?
Here’s a few tips on how plan your breakfast for the week to make sure you have a great start of your day.
Over the weekend or on a day off, bake savoury muffins and mini frittatas filled with mixed veggies such as peppers, carrots, mushrooms, courgettes, tomatoes adding your favourite herbs and spices. They’ll keep in the fridge and be ready to have in the morning or bring to work.
I also like to make dips such as guacamole, hummus, pesto that can be perfect spread on a slice of rye toast or pancakes if you’re into savoury breakfasts.
Speaking of pancakes, it’s perfectly fine to make some protein pancakes ahead and either refrigerate them or keep them in the freezer. They’ll be great reheated and topp...
Are all sugars the same? Do they affect our body the same way? Should we opt for one over the other or avoid both?
All forms of sugars are simple carbohydrates that are broken down for energy but refined sugars and natural sugars are definitely different.
Refined sugar contain no nutritional value, it’s essentially empty calories with no protein, fats, vitamins or minerals.
When we consume it, as there is no fibre to slow down its absorption, it’s digested rapidly and enters the blood stream quickly, causing a sudden raise in blood sugar.
When the pancreas detects a rush of sugar, it releases the hormone insulin that will remove the sugar from the blood and transport it to the tissues helping to store all of this glucose in the liver and muscles as glycogen and in fat cells.
The more sugar in the blood stream, the more insulin is released. When we constantly consume refined sugar, there is too much circulating insulin is which results in our blood sugar to “crash”, dropping below normal lev...