We’ve all been told that breakfast is important. Research shows that there are many reasons that breakfast may be the most important meal of the day.
§ A study in the journal Circulation reported men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of heart attack and heart disease.
§ A Japanese study found a link between eating breakfast and a lower risk of stroke.
§ The University of Missouri reported that type 2 diabetics had fewer blood sugar spikes during the day when they ate a protein-rich breakfast.
Have oatmeal, whole grains, spinach, sweet potato, lentils, beans or other vegetables to fill your need for a COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATE.
HEALTHY PROTEIN can come from either animal or plant-based foods. Add eggs or egg whites, chicken, turkey, fish, or dairy to your breakfast or, if you prefer whole-based plant foods, protein can be found in beans, legumes, nuts, soy and most vegetables.
Include HEALTHY FATS like omega 3, monounsaturated and plant based saturated fats. Eat avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed, almonds, and walnuts.Need a quick breakfast idea?
Try one of these:
Oatmeal with walnuts and blueberries.
Whole grain toast with sliced avocado and hard boiled egg.
Sweet potato with scrambled egg white and spinach.