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Everyday is Better with Breakfast

September 14, 2018


It’s better with breakfast...

Recently, two friends questioned the assumption that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Although there may be snippets of conflicting evidence, in general terms, eating a good breakfast is beneficial. For starters, your body has not been fed for a good while and a good breakfast replenishes your reserves, working to keep you energized and productive throughout the day. Research repeatedly shows that students who eat a nutritious breakfast do better in school by several different measures. For instance, their test scores are likely to be higher, probably because eating complex carbohydrates increases glucose, which helps the body to make acetylcholine, a memory-boosting brain chemical.

 Ideally, breakfast should consist of nutrient-dense foods, such as whole-grain cereal, eggs from chickens that roam free or a fresh fruit and/or vegetable smoothie. It’s also a good idea to look for balance in the macronutrients provided, ensuring you consume adequate amounts of protein, fat and carbohydrates, which will help to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Balance and variety will work together to keep any cravings at bay and make you far less likely to snack on junk food throughout the day. In addition, eating a good breakfast has been linked with more stable moods and an improved ability to concentrate.

Find more tips and fabulous breakfast recipes in The Healthy Slow Cooker by Judith Finlayson!




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