The next time you rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider this: Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy a.m. meal, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long. You want to aim for a breakfast that combines good carbs and fiber with some protein.
- Ready to eat breakfast cereals emphasize added vitamins but these are not lacking in diets of people in developed countries.
- People who skip breakfast have higher chance of being fat than people who skip breakfast.
- It makes sense for people have a health balanced diet without increasing intake of saturated fat, added sugars, or salt.
“For most people, it makes sense for breakfast to contribute to a health balanced diet without increasing intake of saturated fat, added sugars or salt. Practical choices that fit these criteria include wholegrain breads, grains or cereals (with minimal added sugar), fruit, milk, yoghurt or cheese, vegetables (perhaps tomatoes, spinach or mushrooms), and eggs, legumes, nuts or seeds.”