The Importance of Eating Breakfast

When your mother said eat your breakfast because it is good for you, it is true. Research shows that those who eat breakfast are healthier, more energetic and are more likely to manage weight gain later in life. The staff at Frothingham Park would like to share the reasons behind all this hype around the first meal of the day, and why mom was right.

Stabilizing blood sugar levels
keeping your blood sugar levels steady by eating breakfast is a good approach for more than just diabetics. It ensures that your energy stays up; you don’t crash right after waking up, and prevents you from craving junk food before lunchtime.

Preventing weight gain
By starting off with a healthy breakfast, you are less likely to indulge in donuts your work mate brought in to be nice, or help yourself to the candy on her desk. Your cravings are kept at bay throughout the day. By eating a large fulfilling breakfast, you are also likely to eat less calories overall by nighttime.

There is some truth to the common quote stating: “Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a pauper for dinner.” to maintain a healthy weight.

There is some truth to the common quote stating: “Eat like a king for breakfast, a prince for lunch and a pauper for dinner.” to maintain a healthy weight.

Keep your mind alert
By having breakfast, the nutrients jump start your brain function so you are more effectively brainable to face the challenges of the day and make wiser decisions.

Your best choices for a healthy filling breakfast

oatmealThe following are perfect choices for breakfast as they contain protein, fiber, and are low glycemic index foods to stabilize your blood sugar levels and maintain your energy throughout the day.

 

 

  • Oatmeal is loaded with fiber and keeps you full longer than a bagel or a donut.eggs
  • Low fat yogurt (low in sugar) is loaded with protein to also keep you full and with a low glycemic index, helps stabilize you blood sugar. Sprinkle some nuts on top for added protein, and some fruit for vitamins.
  • Eggs along with whole wheat toast are both low in glycemic index, helping stabilize your blood sugar levels.

The staff of Frothingham Park hopes you will enjoy a well-balanced, protein-full, low glycemic breakfast starting tomorrow morning.