The Most Important Meal of the Day!

At Star Football Academy we promote a healthy lifestyle for our players to grow strong and remain healthy throughout their lives. The most important way for a healthier life is to eat breakfast. Many children forgo breakfast as they find it difficult to eat early in the morning or simply with our busy lifestyles we tend to run out of time in the morning. Studies show that breakfast in the morning gives our metabolism a kick start, with the right breakfast we have an intake of the right energy throughout the day and our bodies burn calories more efficiently which leads to a healthier body weight.

So what breakfasts are most beneficial

Cereal:

This food can be tricky with the vast variety available, however, provides

It is important to look at the sugars added and the vitamin values added. A nutritious cereal should be whole grain with no added sugar and low in sodium. Fresh banana, berries and nuts add vitamins and minerals to help young bodies grow and are a great way to add natural flavours to your cereal. This is Head Coach Anees Makrous favorite breakfast.  For children, full cream milk is always best as this provides calcium to help with strong bones. Other alternatives to cow’s milk is almond milk and soy milk. Living in the UAE I have even used camels milk on cereal it has many health benefits and rich in calcium. A dollop of yoghurt is also a great calcium source and helps the stomach digest food.

Eggs:

Egg are high in protein and have choline which helps transport nutrients throughout the body. Eggs have been found as a very important key in helping infants in their memory functions and development. There are many ways to prepare eggs: scrambled, boiled, poached, grilled and fried or made into an omelette. Eggs are great with toast, with salad and with vegetables and are very versatile. My favourite memory as a child is having a boiled egg with the yellow slightly runny and dipping bread fingers into the yolk in my favourite egg cup.

Fruit and Yoghurt:

For a quick breakfast, nothing beats fruit and yoghurt. Full of vitamins and minerals it is versatile as you can use your child’s favourite fruit. The fruit has so many benefits and adding breakfast makes sure your child receives their daily intake of fruit. Yoghurt, as mentioned before, helps with calcium, aids in digestion and have many minerals that also help to keep a healthy body weight. For an easy option to blend the fruit and yoghurt together to make a smoothie that can be put in a cup and taken in the car. It saves time whilst giving your child something to do in the car and filling up on a nutritious breakfast at the same time.

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We at Star Football Academy look forward to seeing our players excited and happy during their football classes in Dubai and Sharjah. Having a fresh start in the morning with a healthy breakfast makes a big difference to your child’s day. These are just some ideas that may be helpful to you and I am sure there are numerous other ideas that you as parents have come up with. It would be wonderful to share these ideas. Please feel free to share your own ideas and post photos or recipes. The Star Football Academy wishes you and your families a healthier and happier year ahead. Look at our schedule link for updated timings.