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Breakfast Around the World

BRE AKE AST BREAKFAST AROUND THE WORLD THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAKFAST During the night your body is effectively fasting: you know how hungry you get after eight hours in the day without food! The name itself derives from 'breaking the fast'. Without breakfast. your body is effectively running on empty. Nutritionists advise that breakfast: should be eaten within can improve concentration two hours of waking and memory retention should provide 20-35% helps to improve your of the recommended mood and reduce daily calorie intake stress levels should contain at can reduce high blood least one of your pressure, heart disease five a day and diabetes helps to keep you at a can aid family healthy weight" communication and bonding "skipping breakfast often leads to a craving for sugary. high-in-fat snacks before lunch! BREAKFASTS AROUND THE WORLD THE IHOP · USA · No other country does food quite like the USA. Pancakes for breakfast? Why not? Key Components: Pancakes Optional Extras: Bacon, butter, fruit, chocolate, sauce 700 calories 07:30-09:0O THE HEUVOS RANCH (a) • MEXICO : Mexicans eat on somewhat of a delayed schedule. Breakfast is later than usual, lunch is late and you won't eat your din until 8-9pm! Key Components: Huevas rancheros - tortillas filled with fried eggs, salsa Optional Extras: Sweet breads, tropical fruits, granola, yoghurt 500 calories 07:00-10:00 THE BRAZILIAN BRAZIL· Brazilians believe that lunch is the most important meal of the day, therefore their breakfasts are usually much lighter with lunches being more substantial. Breakfast is commonly referred to as Café da Manhä - which literally translates to "morning coffee": showing how little emphasis they place on eating early. Key Components: Bread - specifically Pão francês; a French roll Optional Extras: Fruit, cheese, cold meats 200 calories 06:30-08:0O THE FULL ENGLISH · UK & IRELAND Greasy, fatty. filling.delicious. The UK's obsession with dieting is easily undone by the slightest sniff of bacon. Key Components: Bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, beans, mushrooms, fried bread Optional Extras: Hash brown, black pudding, haggis, bubble and squeak (fried leftover roast dinner) 800 calories 07:00-09:00 THE PASTRY · FRANCE · The French often overlook breakfast and instead prefer to eat a hearty brunch. followed by a later lunch and dinner, Key Components: Croissants, pain au chocolat Optional Extras: Butter, jam, chocolate spread 250 calories Often Skipped THE CORNETTO - ITALY: Italians regularly have a strong cappuccino with their breakfast, but will rarely have it later on in the day - it's strictly a morning thing. Key Components: Coffee, cornetto (small, croissant-like pastry) Optional Extras: Cream, jam, chocolate spread 250 calories 07:00-11:00 THE WURST · GERMANY: Whilst the tradition of eating cold meats and cheese is dying out for a more continental breakfast style in Germany, the weekends are still commonly used for traditional family breakfasts. Key Components: Bread, cheese, sausage, ham, salami Optional Extras: Marmalade, honey, eggs, strong tea or coffee 350 calories 07:00-08:0O THE LATE START • SPAIN : The Spanish, much like the Mexicans, tend to do everything a little later than the rest of the world. Employees are given a break at 10am their breakfast. Taking a mid-afternoon 'siesta' - or nap - means that lunch is often late and dinner is pushed back to 8-10pm. Key Components: Toast, tomato, olive oil 250 calories 10:00-10:30 THE PYRAMIDS OF PITA · EGYPT : As with Spaniards. Egyptians regularly have a siesta in the day due to the heat. This means that meal times are often pushed back, but breakfast is still important - with bean dishes being a common favourite. Key Components: Pita bread Optional Extras: Hummus, falafel, vegetables 350 calories 07:30-09:0O THE SOUP-ER BOWL • JAPAN . The Japanese tend to eat many smaller portions of food with their breakfast. getting great variety and plenty of fish. Key Components: Miso soup, grilled fish, rice, pickles Optional Extras: Dried seaweed, natto - fermented soy beans, tea 250 calories 06:30-08:00 HE CONGEEGATION • CHINA . The Chinese like to fill up early in the day - hearty breakfast, big lunch, smaller dinner. Whilst their portions aren't as big as you'd find in the US or the UK, the average Chinese person weighs 25% less than those in the aforementioned countries! Key Components: Congee - a mild-flavoured rice porridge: baozi - steamed, filled buns: dim sum; noodles; zongzi - sticky rice dumplings: wontons "Varies by region 400 calories 06:30-07:30 ROCK THE SAMBAR · INDIA Indians typically eat four meals in a day; breakfast, lunch, a snack and then dinner between 6-10pm. Key Components: Dosa - fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils: sambar - lentil-based vegetable soup: poha - flattened rice with mustard seeds, turmeric, chili and onions: maggi - instant noodles "Varies by region 350 calories 06:30-08:0O THE DOWN UNDER · AUSTRALIA : It's a 'love it or hate it ingredient for most, but in Australia they seem to really love it: vegemite is a firm favourite topping on the traditional morning toast. Key Components: Toast, cereal Optional Extras: Vegemite 300 calories 07:00-10:00 SOURCES I I | ||| Brought to you by: appliance city.cauk

Breakfast Around the World

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Breakfast is the most critical meal of the day. Amid the night as you rest, your body is successfully fasting; envision how hungry you'd feel after not eating for eight hours amid the day while you're...


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