Benefits of Breakfast

Happy 2019! As we contemplate how we’d like to start our year, it may be good to begin with how we start our day! While mornings may be hectic, it is helpful to remember the health benefits of breakfast.  A statement from The American Heart Association highlights how eating daily breakfast may help prevent health problems, such as heart attacks and Type II diabetes. Several studies have found that people who regularly eat breakfast may have lower chances of unhealthy weight gain, hypertension (high blood pressure), and insulin resistance.

To help make breakfast a healthy habit, the American Heart Association has suggested some ideas for quick and nutritious breakfast options that you can personalize:

  • Making muffins – You can add fruits, veggies, nuts, and whole grains. You can make a batch and freeze them, thawing them when you’re ready to eat.
  • Instant oatmeal – There are many options for what you can add on top, from nuts and applesauce to cinnamon and frozen fruit.
  • Whole-grain waffle or toast – You can spread peanut butter or low-fat cottage cheese on top or add some sliced fruit.
  • Homemade smoothie – You can add your favorite fruits and vegetables along with other ingredients like low-fat milk or yogurt.

For more suggestions and links to healthy recipes, check out the original article here!