The 5 Best Breakfast Foods for You


You’re driving for hours on an uphill road. You’ve got the air conditioner cranked, the windshield wipers on and the gas pedal to the floor. After six hours, your car starts to sputter. You pull over to get some gas.

Now imagine the car is your body. It works hard on autopilot all night to keep you functioning — yet too many of us don’t fill the tank after waking up. Unfortunately, skipping breakfast not only increases the risk of weight gain but also influences energy levels, mood and cognitive function.

You need the right fuel for premium performance. Start with these five.

Brigid Titgemeier, nutrition assistant at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, contributed to this article.