Eating Breakfast Supports Good Health
We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? The Harvard Health Letter came out with an article earlier this year that helps explain to us what our breakfasts should consist of and why. According to the article and many studies, breakfast seems to influence metabolism more strongly than lunch or dinner. A healthy breakfast also seems to be helpful in maintaining body weight. Studies shown that breakfast eaters are about a third less likely to be overweight than someone who does not.
When deciding what you want to eat for breakfast you should think about including lean protein, whole-grain carbohydrates, healthy fats and fresh fruits. Some example of good breakfast items are low fat Greek yogurt, fresh berries, a handful of nuts, a whole-wheat English muffin with a dollop of peanut butter, scrambled eggs with some spinach or other vegetables, and whole grain cereals.
Another great breakfast choice is oats. Oats are a great choice especially if you are trying to lower your cholesterol. Try steel-cut oats, rolled oats or old-fashioned oats for one of your breakfast selections. Stay away from the instant oatmeal packs because they are usually high in sugar.