Never let your kids skip breakfast especially If you want to prevent obesity in children. a good breakfast boosts metabolism by about 10% and this boost can last all day . Your child’s breakfast must be nutritious and set them up for the day. An excellent choice is oats in the form of oatmeal or porridge.
Oats are a perfect way for you child to start the day. Oat provide slow release energy and water soluble fiber and will keep your child energetic and in high spirits . Oat discourage breaktime snacks by providing bulk and energy
Please make sure that you buy plain unsweetened porridge oats and oatmeal and check out that label on your muesli. Any sugar you add should be in the form of fruit.
If you’re looking for oatmeal with a little more texture, you can try out the steel-cut oat variety. Although this type does take a little longer to cook, I find that it is well worth the wait. They have a somewhat chewier texture and heartier flavor than rolled oats. Once you try this variety, you may never go back.
If your having trouble with late night binges, have a bowl of oatmeal instead. This will help squash your cravings. Not to mention, you’ll be avoiding any junk food or empty calories.
If your looking to prevent obesity in your children I suggest you start by giving a good health bowl of porridge, oatmeal or muesli every morning. It’s a fine way to start the day and install a lifelong habit will have many benefits throughout life.
Remember your child learn by example and having you join them with a healthy bowl of oats every morning will help build a lifelong habit that will bring many benefits for years to come. It won’t do you any harm either.