Tips for a better breakfast in the month it celebrates
By Sara Butler
Did you know September is National Better Breakfast Month? It’s also National Mushroom Month, National Papaya Month, and National Chicken Month which all seem to go together perfectly!
Anytime is a good time to discuss how you can incorporate a better breakfast routine into your daily life. Sure, you can grab a cup of coffee and a muffin, but is that the best thing you can do for breakfast? Many hail breakfast as the most important meal of the day, and while there are arguments for and against, you cannot argue that starting your day off right is good for your health and wellbeing. Here are some tips from The Joint Chiropractic chiropractors to help you enjoy a better breakfast in September and beyond.
Breakfast benefits for your health
At breakfast, you have the option to start each day with a meal that will fuel your body and mind. Studies have shown that adults who start their day with a healthy breakfast have, on average, more minerals and vitamins in their diet, easier to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, work better, and better control their blood sugar.
There are also advantages for children. Children who eat breakfast every day can concentrate better in school, miss fewer days, get the nutrients their growing bodies need every day, and have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight.
A good breakfast doesn’t have many drawbacks.
Healthy breakfast basics
You may think a healthy breakfast has to be a boring bran muffin or a superfood smoothie, but the truth is, as long as your breakfast has the following elements, you can start your day nutritionally optimally as long as your breakfast includes:
- Lean protein – A source of lean protein like eggs, nuts, legumes or lean meat is essential.
- full grain – Be sure to include whole grain breads or bagels, cereal, and waffles in your breakfast to get a dash of fiber to keep you feeling full longer.
- fruits and vegetables – Mix fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables into your morning scrambled eggs, frittata, breakfast smoothie or other breakfast.
- Low fat dairy products – Milk, low-sugar yogurt, cottage cheese, and natural cheese are a great way to start the day.
The food groups listed above work together to provide your body with protein, fat, complex carbohydrates, and fiber to keep you feeling full long after breakfast. It’s also a compelling excuse to have breakfast at night.
Tips to incorporate breakfast into your busy morning schedule
One of the main reasons people tend to skip breakfast is because they just don’t feel like they have the time to prepare anything when they rush out the door in the morning. That’s fair, as many people would rather spend an extra few minutes pressing the snooze button or locking up grumpy children. Some people have really little time in the morning.
Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to incorporate breakfast into a hectic morning schedule: Do the heavy lifting before you go to bed.
- Prepare something in advance – Prepare overnight oats, a smoothie or an egg dish the night before, which you can simply warm up in the morning to eat on the way out.
- Pack it – Prepare a take-away breakfast that you simply have to grab from the fridge on the go.
- Set it up – Save time by having the ingredients and cookware ready the next morning; This will save you some prep when you’re feeling in a rush.
A good morning meal doesn’t have to take a long time to be healthy. As long as you keep these breakfast basics in mind, you will set the stage for a day of healthier eating that will have long-term effects on your health and wellbeing. Try it this September – then do it all year round!
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