A large base of research shows that eating breakfast prevents overeating throughout the day. Eating breakfast helps us to naturally spread out what we eat throughout the day. This is better for our body because we are constantly fueled throughout the day and we also have the time needed to burn the fuel we consume.
Eating Smart for Breakfast
Now that we understand the importance of eating breakfast, what should we eat? Just like eating breakfast is important, it is also important that we make smart choices in what we eat for breakfast.
Fruits and whole grains are a great breakfast option because they have a lot of fiber and are low in fat. They are low in calories but also high in nutrition density. These items are what we could call energy dense. They are foods that we help you feel full and provide high energy without being high in calories. Overall, you get More for Less.
Some examples of great breakfast items could include:
- A bowl of whole grain cold cereal and fruit
- Multigrain waffles
- Low-fat yogurt and fruit
- Whole grain toast and fruit
- Fruit Smoothie
- Whole grain toast with peanut butter
Here are some additional resources you can view if you want more information or ideas about adding breakfast into your daily routine.