Long considered the most important meal of the day, breakfast gives us the energy to make it through our daily activities — at least until lunchtime. Research says a healthy breakfast is important in the push to lose weight and sets the tone for making healthy food choices all day long.
But what's on your morning plate? While we may be eating anything from cold cereal or pancakes to bacon and eggs, the rest of the world has quite different selections. Here's a look at typical breakfasts in 25 countries across the globe.
Toast with Vegemite, a spread made from yeast extract, with a side of fruit. (Photo: Adam/flickr)
Pao de queijos, or cheese buns, are often a big part of Brazilian breakfasts. (Photo: Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts/flickr)
Sticky fried rice and fish. (Photo: bamar_bad_ass/flickr)
Jook, a rice soup topped with pickled tofu, or sometimes dried meat or egg. (Photo: sstrieu/flickr)
Eggs on toast, bacon-wrapped sausages and mushrooms. (Photo: Alpha/flickr)
Sliced meats, cheese, bacon and bread. (Photo: Steve Burt/flickr)
Steamed savory rice cakes, served with dips. (Photo: Premshree Pillai/flickr)
Pastries with cappuccino. (Photo: Mike and Annabel Beales/flickr)