Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Power Up With Breakfast

As we all know, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Not only does it provide us with the fuel and energy we need, but it also a known fact that those who eat breakfast every day have healthier weights and cholesterol levels. Making time to eat breakfast is one of the best nutrition goals we can set for our day especially if you are someone who doesn’t typical eat breakfast due to a busy schedule.

For most people, the biggest obstacle with eating breakfast is finding the time to make it in the morning.  Here are a couple tips to help you avoid that morning rush:

  • Set up the night before – If you plan to have cereal or yogurt then put the bowl and spoon out. If you are planning to make a smoothie then get the blender set up and cut up any fruits you may want to put in it.
  • Keep it simple – If time is a constraint, keep your breakfast simple by just having a bowl of whole grain cereal or a cup of yogurt with granola or fruit on the top. You do not have to make a gourmet breakfast to fill you up!
  • Take a breakfast to go – If you don’t have the time to eat while you home, grab a yogurt and some fruit and take it with you to work or school.

What should you include in your breakfast?
For the most part, you want to make sure you are getting carbs and proteins in this meal.

  • Carbs will energize your body and brain for the busy day you may have ahead of you. Carbs can be found in whole grain cereals or even in bread such wheat toast.
  • Protein tends to be left out when most people put together their breakfast menu. Protein is going to keep you fueled up until your lunch time. You can get protein from a slice of low fat cheese, a slice of low sodium deli meat, a cup of yogurt, an egg, or even by adding a tablespoon peanut butter to your meal.
  • Lastly, don’t forget the fruit! Try to eat a cup of fruit with your breakfast every day. It is a great way to get your vitamins in.

Make sure you eat your breakfast in the AM and you will be on your way to a healthy and energized day!
Blog Post by Krista Post.

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