Breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. It kickstarts our metabolism, replenishes our energy stores after a night's rest, and sets the nutritional tone for our day. That “nutritional tone” component means that what you eat matters just as much as simply eating. If you struggle to put together a good, balanced breakfast, our Griddle n’ Grind pancake mix might be the answer for you, and we’ll look at some of the reasons below.
Protein-rich foods, such as eggs, lean meats, and plant-based options like tofu, provide a steady and sustained source of energy for your body. Remember, unless you’re some sort of master somnambulist (look it up, it’s a fun word!), you’re not eating at night. This means your body is basically running on empty when you wake up. Everybody needs protein, and the morning is one of the most important times to get some in!
Further, consuming protein in the morning has been linked to better appetite control and reduced calorie intake throughout the day. As we all know, the caloric density and relatively slow rate of digestion of protein-rich foods leave you fuller for longer. This can be particularly beneficial if you're trying to manage your weight and/or food cravings. Griddle n’ Grind is also a good source of fiber, which works in beautiful synchronization with protein to help reduce cravings.
Ok, you don’t suffer from out-of-control cravings. Fine, but think about your brain, too! Protein contains amino acids that are precursors to neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. These brain chemicals play a vital role in regulating mood and cognitive function. When you include protein in your breakfast, you’re giving your brain the fuel it needs to function properly, and what’s more important than that?
Finally, you’ll want to make sure your breakfast isn’t overloaded with sugar. I’m sure you’ve heard the age-old story that sugar is the enemy - and while that isn’t always the case, you’ll want to keep your breakfast lean and mean. Griddle n’ Grind has just 1g of added sugar (and only 8g of sugar overall), meaning you’ll get the benefits of protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates and none of the crash of simple sugars. However, the amount of syrup you put on your pancakes is totally up to you!