One of the healthiest foods you can eat for breakfast
Friday, 5 March · 1 min read

Waking up to a healthy breakfast can help you get the nutrients you need and give you energy for the day ahead. So, what should you eat for breakfast? Try fish.

Generally, it’s a good idea to include these 4 food groups in your breakfast to make sure you’re getting a healthy mix of carbohydrates, fibre and protein, plus a little bit of fat:

  • wholegrains – wholegrain bread, rolls or bagels and wholegrain cereals
  • lean protein – eggs, lean meat or fish and nuts
  • low-fat dairy – milk, plain yoghurt and low-fat cheese
  • fruit and vegetables – fresh or frozen, or in smoothies or juice (with no added sugar)

Experts recommend you eat at least 2 portions of fish a week because of its many health benefits, including being a good source of protein.

You may think it’s too early in the day for fish, but it’s a popular breakfast option around the world. Try kedgeree (made with smoked haddock and rice), kippers (try with wholegrain toast) or smoked salmon on a wholegrain bagel.

Quick Quiz
Eating 1 portion of oily fish a week (as part of your recommended 2 portions of fish) helps to prevent heart disease. True or false?