You can give kids a strong start to their day with a simple, nutritious breakfast — and the rewards are great. A healthy first meal gives kids energy and balanced nutrition. Research shows that eating a good breakfast may help with thinking, memory, academic performance, attendance and mood.
The best breakfast foods give you fuel in the tank for energy that lasts. They boost your metabolism, fight disease and help you keep your weight down. The worst breakfast foods do the opposite. They lead to mid-morning crashes, wreak havoc on your metabolism, encourage disease and cause weight gain. You shouldn’t skip breakfast — … Read More
Everyone gets constipated at one time or another. When you do, you feel bloated and blocked. You strain on the toilet with no results — or with results that are painful. But there are some things you can consider to help with the problem and decrease your risk of becoming constipated. Constipation occurs when bowel movements … Read More
If you’re looking for a simple breakfast that is healthy and keeps you full until lunch, look no further. Try overnight oats – or oats soaked in water, milk or yogurt overnight then topped with your choice of ingredients. Below are 7 flavorful combinations to get you off to a good start.
Yogurt is a popular snack that’s here to stay. Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more yogurt options than ever. Below, we compare dairy varieties — both Greek-style and regular — with non-dairy varieties. Some provide more protein, calcium and vitamin D. Others are better for vegans or those with dairy sensitivities. We explain which … Read More
Here’s a quick way to upgrade your breakfast: Eat steel cut oats. They’re freshly milled from high protein oats and cut into neat little pieces on a steel burr mill. They’re also one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and they make a delightful, full-bodied hot cereal with an appealing texture. Watch as we … Read More
When you’re grocery shopping, breakfast options may seem endless. How do you make the healthiest choice? Watch this video to see how to break down breakfast one aisle at a time. We’ll go aisle by aisle, and we’ll talk about options for cereal, bread and nut-butters. Find some advice about selecting cold cereal, granola, hot … Read More
Breakfast is one meal you shouldn’t skip. But a lot of us aren’t sure whether we should eat eggs because of their saturated fat and cholesterol content. A red flag is there only for people with heart disease risk factors, says Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program. How many eggs per week? “There is no current recommendation on … Read More
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But is it? A pair of recent studies has some questioning this long-held advice. Breakfast has been associated with lower body weight in observational studies, a type of study in which researchers simply observe individuals or measure outcomes. However, researchers have yet … Read More
When it comes to building healthy habits, small decisions add up over time. We talked to exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS, and dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD for diet, nutrition and fitness ideas that you can incorporate into your life. Below, find their ideas for ways to be healthier every day: 1. Don’t just … Read More