Besides the traditional breakfast, modern people have more choices. Some brands of milk drinks claim in advertisements that they contain a variety of nutrients and can replace breakfast. Many office workers and teenagers actually drink drinks instead of breakfast for convenience and pursuit of taste. But is this really OK? Let’s take a look at the nutrition table of a breakfast drink (above).


list the contents of energy, protein, fat, carbohydrate and sodium. According to these figures, a bottle of beverage has about 350g, about 665kj of energy, 3.5G of protein, 3.15g of fat and 22.75g of carbohydrate. Some people will ask what these figures mean and whether they are enough? At this point, we can use NRV (nutrient reference value) to compare. A bottle of beverage can provide about 7% of a person’s daily energy, and protein, fat and carbohydrate are also 7%. Three meals a day, breakfast is particularly important. It is generally recommended that breakfast provide 30% of the nutrition a person needs in a day. There is a big difference between 7% and 30%. Therefore, breakfast drinks can not replace breakfast. It is suggested that we should pay attention to the nutrition of breakfast and make reasonable collocation. ▲

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