To eat or not to eat?  That is the question to answer… but why? Just like the other meals consumed throughout the day, the purpose of breakfast is to fuel our body for the upcoming demands of the day. Yes, some of us may not feel hungry first thing in the morning, but I bet most don’t think twice about pouring that cup of coffee.  While coffee is comforting in the morning and provides us with a little pick me up, it also stunts our hunger.  Next time you reach for your coffee cup, reach for the oatmeal too.     

Various research studies have found different benefits to eating a balanced and substantial breakfast. These include:

  • Having a lower BMI
  • Meeting recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Having higher daily calcium intake
  • Having higher daily fiber intake
  • Having better performance (memory and attention)

In order to get the most out of your breakfast make sure it contains a protein, carb, and fat source. Some good options are:

  • 2 boiled eggs with a slice of avocado toast
  • Greek yogurt with fresh berries and granola
  • Bowl of oatmeal with chia seeds and mixed berries

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