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Breakfast is important

As the old saying says…."breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince, and dine like a pauper......." Well I agree.   Speaking personally I know that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for me.  I MUST HAVE BREAKFAST.

Even when I was up at 4.15am in preparation for my work on BBC TV’s Breakfast Time programme, I couldn’t leave the house without it!   It sets me up for the day.

I have a similar breakfast every morning.  It’s nutritious and suited to my everyday requirements.   It also provides much of my “5 a day” beneficial fruits and vegetables.
My breakfast begins with a freshly squeezed orange juice.   This is the time when I take any supplements I consider necessary to keep me in tip top health.  Presently I am popping Glucosomine (joints), Osteocare (bones), and Multivitamin with BioSynergy’s Collagen (skin and general wellbeing)

After my healthy cocktail I fill my bowl with my own pre-mix of muesli, bran flakes, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, currents, nuts and raisins.    To my bowl I then add…..
• Fresh blackberries
• “ Blueberries (anti-oxidants)
• “ Raspberries
• “ Strawberries etc (other seasonal fruits) (vit C)
• Plus 1 small chopped banana (potassium)
This glorious mix is washed down with 2 cups of coffee.   At weekends this will be freshly ground.   But during the working week is more likely to be instant coffee.   Then – I am ready to face the world! 

Breakfast provides me with the necessary “kick start” to my day.   The muesli mix of bran, raisins, and nuts contains complex carbohydrates.  Therefore I am provided with a constant drip of energy all morning – right the way through to lunch time.   Should I miss breakfast I am a misery and less able to work and concentrate!
(This is a rare occurrence)

When I am away on working cruises or relaxing on holiday I still continue with the familiar breakfast.  But I can be tempted to add something special on offer at the Breakfast Table.  This usually takes the form of kippers or crispy bacon and tomatoes.  

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