We'll be completely honest, we're a little bit obsessed with oats. When MOMA began we researched all different types of healthy breakfasts, but everytime the oatie ones came out on top! Looking back at the history of the oat, we've been eating them since the Bronze Age so we had to be on to a winning breakfast ingredient.
Oats are one of nature's little nutritional gems, here's four reasons why...
We've all heard the saying 'Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper' but here's what the experts have to say about it...
"It helps me power through each morning, and I can definitely tell if I’ve missed it. It’s always handy that I’ve got so many breakfast options in our office!"
"I totally agree with the old adage 'breakfast like a king’, you need to refuel your body after a night’s sleep and by making wise food choices you can set the foundations for the rest of the day. Try combining whole grain starchy carbs (such as oats), fruit, dairy and a little protein to create a nutritionally balanced breakfast."
"Breakfast is arguably one of the most important meals of the day. During your sleep your metabolic rate will decline due to the lack of movement and nutrients entering the body and in order to kick start it back up again it requires food. It is also important to maintain a good blood glucose (sugar) level throughout the day, avoiding peaks and troughs, as these spike your hunger and make you crave sugary foods which lead to poor food choices."
"Breakfast is not only my most important meal of the day but it is my favourite too. I tend to eat a lot as I want to make sure I am properly fuelled for my busy day ahead - I have a young son, a business and often try and fit in a workout as well so it is crucial that I start the day off right by eating well as otherwise I just wouldn’t be able to achieve what I want to!"