The right breakfast could help you lose weight - dietician

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, a meal that breaks one's overnight fast.

But what are the benefits of having breakfast?

Dietician Elizda Hanekom says having the right type of breakfast helps with weight loss, weight management as well boost your metabolism.

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It provides us with the right nutrients that help us to be more productive, have better concentration and problem-solving skills.

Elizda Hanekom, Dietician - Futurelife

A lot of studies on children have proven that it improves their attention span at school as well as punctuality.

Elizda Hanekom, Dietician - Futurelife

Hanekom is one of the dieticians with the Futurelife Change Campaign, which is aimed at getting South Africans to think about what they have for breakfast.

She describes a good breakfast as a meal that has a low Glycaemic Index (GI).

Low GI food would be the one that releases the sugar slowly into your bloodstream and gives you sustained energy for the longest time, therefore keeping you fuller for longer.

Elizda Hanekom, Dietician - Futurelife

Choose the things that are high in fibre to help with the digestive system.

Elizda Hanekom, Dietician - Futurelife

Choose whole grains over refined carbohydrates. Add a healthy protein, a portion of dairy and a fruit, and you're good to go, she explains.

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