No Time For Breakfast? Here's A Healthy + Yummy Breakfast Biscuit To Take With You On The Go
Isn't it ironic that 1 in 5 Filipinos skip a proper breakfast when what Filipinos love the most is enjoy food?
It's a startling insight on how changing lifestyles have affected how Filipinos start their day; rather than begin with a nutritious meal to fuel their minds and bodies for a hectic schedule ahead, they're usually out the door and on the road even before they can finish a cup of coffee.
According to studies done by the Philippines’ adult energy and nutrient intakes published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, it's one of the worst things you can do to your body. Without a proper breakfast (i.e.: a meal that incorporates go, grow, and glow foods), you're more likely to be moody throughout the day, get sleepy at inopportune times, unable to focus, get unhealthy food cravings and worse, binge eat once you're able to get your hands on a big meal.
Fortunately, a solution to the very relatable problem of having no time to prepare breakfast or sit down to eat has arrived! It comes in the form of the tasty and good-for-you breakfast biscuit by belVita, the first ever breakfast biscuit from Mondelez Philippines formulated to address the growing need of adult Filipinos' for convenient and delicious yet healthy snacks.
The breakfast biscuit has been a favorite for residents in the UK since 2011, and is just as popular in over 50 countries around the world. This February, Filipinos will be the next to get a taste of the well-loved crunchy treat and experience the health benefits it provides.
Packed in a convenient two-biscuit package you can easily grab before heading out, belVita breakfast biscuits contain "whole grain cereals, which include whole wheat and oat, and are fortified with vitamins and minerals such s Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, D, calcium, iron, and zinc. And thanks to more than 15 years of research, belVita is also baked using a special gentle baking process, which helps to preserve the nutrition quality of our cereal ingredients,” according to Princess Landicho, Mondelez Philippines brand manager.
Dr. Eden Ruta, the supervising nutritionist and dietician for the product, not only backs up the health benefits of the yummy treat, but also adds that it's best enjoyed when eaten with your choice of dairy and a piece of fresh fruit. Don't worry about wanting to eat more than one pack! You can eat up to four biscuits (or two packs) with a cup of yogurt or a pack of milk along with your choice of fruit, and you'll be good to go.
She also wants Filipinos to know that best of all, it's not just a breakfast biscuit; feel free take it with you in the car for long trips or leave a pack or two on your workspace on days you know you're going to be working harder than usual and give yourself a healthy hunger-busting treat.
Look no further than talented singers, married couple, and belVita endorsers Karylle and Yael Yuzon, who can attest to the overall awesomeness of the nutritious snack! Because of their careers, they're usually never in one place for too long and rarely follow the typical 9-5 schedule of many working Filipinos. It's inevitable that they eat at irregular times, or even skip meals altogether. They know that this is a no-no if you want your body to function at optimum levels and stay a healthy person overall. Their new breakfast and snack hero? belVita breakfast biscuits — which they enjoy in different ways!
The biscuit currently comes in two flavors: milk and cereal that's already available in leading groceries, and the soon to come chocolate and honey. Karylle and Yael can never seem to choose just one, but suggest a couple of mouthwatering yet incredibly easy ways to enjoy both flavors.
Karylle loves it with star apple, or any fruit that's in season. She suggests to freeze the fruit first before pairing it with belVita and your choice of yogurt flavor for that extra creative twist! Yael on the other hand prefers to have it with naturally sweetened fruit jam; he likes blueberry the best, but we're sure that strawberry, mango, and orange spreads will hit the spot, too!
Trust us when we say that it's worth the try, and after one taste, you'll be more than willing to change your bad habit of getting through the day sans breakfast, to developing a taste for highly beneficial biscuit, belVita.
Make a trip to your nearest grocery or convenience store and purchase a four-piece box for P30.50 or a single pack that goes for P8.25 and you'll see what we mean. Never start the day without breakfast now that belVita breakfast biscuits are here to jumpstart your mornings!