Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory and concentration, lower levels of LDL cholesterol, and better weight management. Research has even shown that children who eat breakfast every day do better in school, are less likely to eat junk food during the day, and have lower BMIs.
Eating within a few hours of waking kick-starts your metabolism and provides you with the energy you need to begin your day. Keeping your blood sugar even and steady throughout the day prevents you from over-eating later in the evening, too.
Breakfast is also the perfect time to get in a healthy serving of fruit, high fiber whole grains, and calcium. Many people who skip breakfast end up low on these three important nutrients.
Of course, there are many variables involved in this research. When, what, and how much you eat all play a role in a healthy nutrition plan.
Obviously, a donut and chocolate milk isn’t the best breakfast choice. Ideally, you would use your breakfast meal to get in a high fiber carbohydrate, some good protein, and a little bit of healthy fat. We’ve asked our Medi-Share Health Coaches what their favorite breakfasts are. Let’s see what they recommend!
Megan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator who has been in practice since 2004. She is currently the Health and Wellness Manager at Medi-Share. She has experience in sports nutrition, diabetes, bariatrics, weight management, disordered eating, child nutrition, and digestive disorders. Megan earned her B.S. in Dietetics from Texas Tech University and completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University. She enjoys studying the Bible, running, playing sports, and playing with her young kids. Megan is passionate about helping others understand proper nutrition and teaching them how to make it a practical part of their everyday healthy lifestyle.