The Perfect Breakfast

6 Aug

By now, everyone should know that the key to maximizing all-day energy and alertness starts when you get up. “Eating breakfast is very important for the brain and the body first thing in the morning”, said registered dietitian Gail Frank, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “Breakfast skippers often feel tired, restless or irritable in the morning.”  Breakfast is the first chance the body has to recharge its gluclose levels, after eight to 12 hours, which can help prevent your hunger and prevent binge easting later in the day. Breakfast is also very important for weight loss and weight management because you ‘break the fast’ of not eating for the past eight to 12 hours.

Diet research tells us that breakfast should still be a full quarter of your daily caloric intake (approximately 625 calories for most men) and full of slow-digesting carbs such as oats, which provide sustained energy until lunchtime, as well as proteins from foods like yogurt and  nuts and fiber from fruits and vegetables, both of which help your stomach feel full and provide the added nutrients your body needs.  Dont worry, breakfast doesn’t need to be boring or become a chore.  There are still plenty of sweets to eat, some fast foods are even acceptable, and yes, eggs remain on the menu.

Below im going to show the recipe on how to build a better breakfast and this should be your go-to almost everyday.

Cook Oatmeal by combinging 1 cup of oats with 1-3/4 cups of water or milk and microwaving until thickened for two and a half to three munites.

Add Fruit for fiber, vitamin C, and cancer-fighting antioxidants.  Studies have been linked that bioactive compounds found in blueberries can help improve memory function.

Get Your Protein– This is crucial for feeling full until lunch.Top your oatmeal with low-fat yogurt or dried milk.

For Flavor and an Energy Boost add as dash of cinnamon, which is linked to efficient transport of glucose into muscle cells

A handful of Walnuts or a spoonful of flax-seeds provide healthy omeaga-3s

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