Monday, January 14, 2008

Eating Breakfast; The Best Way to Start Your Day of Wellness!

Eating a good breakfast ever day has been proven to help maintain or even help people lose weight. According to Harvard Men's Health Watch people who take the time to eat breakfast are leaner than people who skip it.
Missing breakfast increased risk of obesity fourfold, one study showed.
A menu that skips breakfast and makes up for it at lunch with fast food or high calorie items lacks the fiber that can help lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, intestinal polyps and colon cancer.

Guidelines to remember:
Pick cereal containing with at least 6 grams of fiber and less than 10 grams of sugar per serving, and add nonfat milk, berries and bananas to top it off.

Stick to toasted whole-grains like rye and pumpernickel bread topped with trans-fat-free, cholesterol-lowering spreads. Eggs don't need to be banned from the breakfast table, but are better reserved for the occasional brunch.

Try a little experimentation—a whole grain cereal one day, pumpernickel toast with peanut butter the next, yogurt with bananas and low fat granola the next.

Learning to eat a healthy breakfast has been proven to make a healthier start to your day!

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