What did you have for breakfast?

January 8, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

vegatableandfruitjuice300Get up and Dine…The Benefits of Eating Breakfast.

You already know it’s the most important meal of the day—it jump-starts your metabolism, delivers sustained energy and can help keep cravings in check. Breakfast also provides you with the nutrients that lead to increased concentration. Sorry, doughnut lovers, but all breakfasts are not created equal. To put your best nutritional foot forward, the star players are protein and fiber.

Women who eat a 300-calorie high-protein breakfast including eggs experience less hunger throughout the morning and consume fewer calories at lunch compared to those who ate a low-protein breakfast or none at all. Studies also show that breakfast can be important in maintaining a healthy body weight.

Hunger sets in long before it’s time for lunch, but because it’s not convenient to eat properly, many people who have not eaten breakfast snack on foods that are high in fat and sugar. When you don’t have time to scramble eggs in the a.m., opt for oatmeal. After eating a bowl of oatmeal, participants felt fuller longer, as compared to when they downed the same number of calories from cold cereal and milk, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Nutrition. Credit beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber in oats that slows how quickly food moves through your digestive system and keeps you satisfied for hours.

People who skip breakfast are unlikely to make up their daily requirement for some vitamins and minerals that a simple breakfast would have provided. Breakfast provides energy for the activities during the morning and helps to prevent that mid-morning slump.

When you wake up in the morning be sure and have a good healthy breakfast!

Health & Happiness

Vicki ;))

 

It’s always easier (and more enjoyable!) when we try something new with a buddy. Enlist the support of a friend or family member and help each other to make healthier choices. Swap recipes, try out new restaurants together, or send each other home with leftovers from healthy dinners. Having a “health coach” can also help you to feel supported in your decision to eat healthier and stay on track.

 

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