Brunch. The marker of a Saturday well spent. And with Aussies not afraid to drop a casual $22 on their weekly smashed avo toast, it’s a tradition we’ve become heavily invested in. But, listen up, because that house deposit isn’t the only thing your favourite mid-morning meal could be costing you.
Currently, four non-communicable diseases – respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease – are responsible for 90 per cent of deaths in Australia. And an unhealthy diet as well as other controllable lifestyle behaviours like not getting enough exercise, poor nutrition, smoking and drinking more than we should can play a pivotal role in all four conditions.
So, while we’ve got nothing against the humble bircher bowl or (slightly more pretentious) 63C egg, brunch can still be a good place to start if you’re looking to make one small change to benefit your health. Here are some simple switches to make indulgent menu options a little more healthful.