The trend to skip breakfast could be altering the male/female balance in the population, scientists say.
A study of 740 first-time mothers has shown that women who ate breakfast cereals around the time of conception were more likely to produce sons.
Higher calorie consumption favours the birth of boys and both have declined in industrialised countries over the past 40 years.
As if we needed another reason not to skip breakfast! If you don't know the other reasons, here are two:
Look in our 641.52 section for books specifically on breakfast; Ken Haedrich's Country Breakfasts [641.52 HAE] is one. Or books on entertaining will often have simple brunch recipes that would be good for breakfast. Rachael Ray's Open House Cookbook: Over 200 Recipes for Easy Entertaining [641.55 RAY] is just one example. Ray's recipes are also available on her website, www.rachaelray.com. For Ray's scrumptious sounding recipe, "Tortilla Scrambles," click here.
For other egg recipes look for The Farmstead Egg Cookbook by Terry Golson [641.675 GOL].
Don't forget to eat each morning, and by that I don't mean a donut!