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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Yes, Breakfast Really is the Most Important Meal of the Day -- Find Out What To Eat To Energize Your Morning!

Black girl eating breakfast

You've heard this on television and probably from your mother, but it's true. Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. There are many benefits to the body by supplying it with good nutrition to start off the day, but the key is to eat the right foods for breakfast.

Eat More Than Just a Muffin

You might think muffins are a good breakfast, but the truth is they contain mostly carbohydrates. Foods rich in proteins are a much better way to feed your body first thing in the morning. Why?

Because protein builds muscle and increases brain function. Although you might think that muffin will fill you up, protein actually satisfies your hunger longer. Protein also rebuilds cells and tissue.

Go Protein

Foods rich in protein include eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, cheese and milk. These foods represent a good base from which you can create a healthy, filling breakfast that gives you a good protein start. You can certainly eat that muffin, but why not add scrambled eggs with it and include some fruit, such as grapefruit, oranges, apples, pears or berries for added vitamins.

Go Yogurt

You can also try yogurt with granola, or spice up those scrambled eggs with a cheese and vegetable omelet. Another popular breakfast food are smoothies. By making your own, you can include your favorite yogurt and fruit. Smoothies are high in protein and a good way for people who are not breakfast eaters to start the day with some good nutrition.
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