But First, Breakfast!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s vital to make time for it, since it’s the first food source that feeds your body and gives you energy for the day! The name breakfast originated from fueling up after fasting overnight: so to eat was to “break the fast.” A good breakfast provides us with our important nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamin B, fiber and protein. For children and teens in particular, it is an essential meal. Studies have shown that those who eat breakfast have higher energy levels, perform well in school and eat healthier during the day compared to those who do not. Did you know that it is recommended that breakfast should be consumed within 2 hours of waking up? Breakfast provides long term benefits: it can reduce obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes!
Looking for advice on what to eat in the morning to be more healthy? Greater Lawrence Family Health Center offers nutrition counseling at all sites to counsel patients of all ages on nutrition therapy for disease prevention and management of chronic conditions. Ask your primary care physician about seeing one of our nutritionists at your next appointment!