Friday, January 15, 2016

Eat healthier; start with a good breakfast

Wake up in the morning and refuel your body for the day ahead! Adults who eat breakfast in the morning are more likely to also eat more vitamins and minerals, control their weight, and eat less fat and cholesterol. If you feel stuck on how to get started planning your breakfast, follow some of the basic guidelines below:
  • Eating a healthy breakfast: The core of the breakfast should include whole grains (bagels, cereals), lean protein (peanut butter, hard-boiled eggs), low-fat dairy (skim milk, yogurt), fruits and vegetables. Combining these core foods can keep you feeling full for hours.
  • Fitting in a healthy breakfast: Cook your meal ahead and reheat it in the morning. Try setting up what you will need for making your breakfast the night before, or try to pack up your meal the night before. Make the process easy so breakfast isn't a hassle.
  • Quick and flexible breakfast options: When coming up with your breakfast plan, it doesn't have to follow traditional rules. Try something different! Have an omelet with vegetables, a smoothie made with yogurt and fruit, or even a tortilla loaded with vegetables and salsa. Have fun experimenting with your breakfast and find what you enjoy eating in the morning.
Information from:
Mayo Clinic Health System Health Note
Amy Every
Senior Specialist, Marketing Communications
Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare