Build a Better Breakfast

June 12, 2013

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Breakfast is one of my favorite parts of each morning. It’s the
first meal of the day and there are so many delicious choices available. While
I love eating an extravagant breakfast every now and then, I am always on the
lookout for healthy breakfast options that taste good and will fuel me through
the day. Breakfast is an important meal because not only does it get your
metabolism moving, it also is what fuels you through a good portion of the day
until lunch! An article released by the Huffington
shared some tips on how to create a healthier breakfast. I have
written about a few of my favorites below:

Eat It

Eat breakfast every day. This first tip may sound simple, but
according to an article released by the Huffington Post approximately 56% of
Americans skip breakfast. According to Registered Dietitian Kerri Glassman, “When you eat
breakfast, you’re literally breaking the fast, which kicks your metabolism into
gear”. So wake up a few minutes early, grab a bite and prepare yourself to have
a much better day because of it. 

Sneak in Omega 3’s

Omega-3’s are an important
part of everybody’s diet and can help improve mood and reduce inflammation.
Breakfast is a perfect time to sneak some omega-3’s in! A simple way to get
some omega-3’s is to eat eggs that are fortified with DHA. For anybody eating
at UNH’s dining halls this is simple since the eggs served at UNH are local,
cage-free, omega-3 eggs! If eggs aren’t your cup of tea you can also add
certain seeds and nuts to your diet. One great example is flaxseed oil. Try
adding it to your yogurt or oatmeal to pack in some extra omega-3’s. 

Keep it Real

It can be tempting to
sweeten coffee or tea with artificial sweeteners in order to cut calories.
While this might seem like a good idea, it can actually increase your cravings
for sweets throughout the day. Try adding a little regular sugar in order to
increase the flavor without increasing your cravings!

So tomorrow morning
when you wake up, start your day right with a delicious and nutritious
breakfast. Your body will thank you!

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