The Importance of Breakfast food preparation and technology Made by: Karl Camilleri Class: 5.1 St. Ignatius College Boys’ Secondary School Tal- Handaq - Qormi. What is Breakfast ? Breakfast is the first meal of the day that people usually take. The word “Breakfast” means breaking the fast after one has not eaten since the night before. Why is Breakfast so important ? The breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it provides us with energy, makes us feel happier and enables us to do better work because we will concentrate more. English Breakfast (full breakfast) A full breakfast (English Breakfast) is a traditional cooked breakfast, comprising at its heart bacon and eggs. Unfortunately it is the most popular breakfast because it is delicious in taste but it has many fats and oils. Healthy Breakfast To start the day in a good mood we suppose to eat a healthy breakfast and type of this is the light breakfast. It consists from a toast, breakfast cereal with milk and fresh orange juice. Continental Breakfast Continental breakfast is another type of breakfast. It consists from a toast, juice or coffee and a croissant. Breakfast Cereals A breakfast cereal is a packaged food product made from natural ingredients intended to be consumed as part of a breakfast. It is usually eaten cold as a ready-to-eat meal and mixed with a liquid, such as milk, though occasionally nuts and fruit are also added. Healthy Breakfast Cereals Now a day we have many types of breakfast cereals, which are high in fibre and low in sugar. Examples of healthy breakfast cereals are: Fruit ‘n fibre, Special K, All bran and Weetabix. Unhealthy Breakfast Cereals The unhealthy breakfast cereals are low in fibre and high in sugar. Examples of unhealthy breakfast cereals are: Coco pops, Chocolate squares, Chocos and Cookie crisps. Healthy Cereals VS Unhealthy Cereals Name of Weight Sugar Fibre Breakfast content content Cereal per 100g per 100g Special K 500g 17g 2.5g Coco pops 500g 37g 2g Frosties 500g 37g 2g Cookie 500g 40.8g 0.6g crisps Chocos 500g 36g 3g Choose the best, Choose the healthy breakfast Cereals !!! Cereal Bars It is very recommended that before we eat a cereal bar we can read the information there is at the back of the packaging. Not all the cereal bars are healthy because some of them will be full of sugar. The sugar is used to thick the ingredients to become solid. Factors why people skip Breakfast Do not feel hungry in the morning. Wake up late. Cultural. To manage weight. Skipping Breakfast to manage weight, is a good way? Skipping breakfast to manage weight is not a good way. People who eat breakfast in the morning will have lower body weights and will consume less fat and cholesterol and higher intake of fibre than those who skip breakfast. How to prepare a table for Breakfast Begin the day with a smile and choose to eat healthy Breakfast !!!
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