Despite the unfounded scare mongering surrounding eggs and increased cholesterol, these precious foodstuffs now feature in 804.6 million breakfasts, a figure that is up 13.7% year on year. Similar to this, servings of sausages increased by 1.5% and bacon by 7.1%. It is thought that the boom of the Paleolithic way of eating (known as the paleo diet), as well as the intermittent fasting fad may be contributing to the rise in sales. Intermittent fasting involves periods of eating whatever you want, followed by periods of starvation…the 5 : 2 diet is an example whereby you eat what you like for 5 days, followed by a 2 day fast (over the weekend for example).
Whether this increase in cooked breakfasts will prove to be detrimental to health is yet to be seen, but so long as they are coupled with a balance between starchy carbs, fibre, fruit and veg over the rest of the day, then any harm should be minimal (if any at all).
The Grocer, (2014). Breakfast fry ups boosting egg, bacon and sausage sales. Retrieved 13th August, 2014, from http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/stores/consumer-trends/breakfast-fry-ups-boosting-egg-bacon-and-sausage-sales/370331.article