A Healthy Breakfast
Probably the single most-voiced health advice in the Perry household is “eat a good breakfast.” Whether the kids are away at college or Dad is on a business trip or Mom is overloaded (again), someone in the family finds time to remind them to eat a healthy breakfast.
Sometimes it’s just so hard to find something that is healthy and available at breakfast. That’s why this article from Consumer Reports might be helpful to those who also have that struggle. Enjoy a healthy breakfast!
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Many traditional breakfast foods—eggs, fruit, whole-grain cereal, and yogurt, for instance—are packed with nutrients, and eating in the a.m. also helps you maintain a healthy weight, control your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and improve your sensitivity to insulin, which regulates blood sugar levels. People who regularly eat breakfast have lower rates of type 2 diabetes and are less likely to develop heart failure and other heart problems over their lifetime than those who don’t, research suggests. And breakfast also has more immediate benefits—it boosts your energy and improves cognition, memory, and problem-solving skills, says Amy Keating, R.D., a nutritionist at Consumer Reports. “Plus studies show your metabolism is primed in the morning, so it makes sense to eat a good meal early in the day.”Source: How to Make the Best Healthy Breakfast – Consumer Reports