My kids’ wake up hungry, often while still in bed asking, “what’s for breakfast.” I’m grateful they do because breakfast is a fresh start. Breakfast breaks the overnight fast, provides energy for the day, kick starts metabolism and helps with weight maintenance.
When there’s no time for breakfast people often feel irritable, agitated and experience problems concentrating, mainly due to thier rumbling stomach. Studies show breakfast is vital to cognitive function as it improves memory by increasing blood glucose levels.
There are so many excuses not to eat breakfast, the morning schedule is so rushed, who has time? Here’s a tip, take time build breakfast into your morning routine.
A healthy breakfast can be quickly prepared by enjoying a bowl of bran cereal topped with ¼ cup of nutrient rich blueberries and a cup of skim milk. This breakfast is loaded with antioxidants, whole grain dietary fiber, protein and nutrients. Prep time – 1-2 minutes.
Best of all it tastes great and provides energy needed to meet the demands of the morning. As part of a healthy lifestyle, breakfast sets the tone for the day. It’s like the movie Ground Hog Day, everyday we can recreate the day by starting with a healthy breakfast.
If breakfast is a foreign concept I encourage you to eat something small. Eating an apple or banana will have your body and metabolism thanking you.
What’s your a favorite weekday breakfast?
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