Breakfast Truth: Eat Protein

I see it all too often.  As a matter of fact, I often do it myself.  The biggest mistake made with breakfast is often skipping it.  Skipping breakfast is related to increased obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, and fatigue.

The ideal breakfast should include at least 10 g of protein with a combination of healthy portions of complex carbohydrates and fat.  It requires twice the amount of energy for the body to digest protein (compared to carbohydrates and fat), which will in return increase your metabolism and jump-start your day with optimal energy.  For all of you mid-day crashers craving caffeine ditch the mountain dew (diet coke, coffee, 5 hour energy, monster drink, etc.) and start eating a protein-based breakfast!

If you didn’t catch it the first time, I said eat FAT for breakfast!  Fat is not a bad word.  In fact, your brain is approximately 60% fat, which means a proportional dose of monounsaturated fats to saturated fats can protect and optimize brain function.  Yep, your eyes did not deceive you!   Eating healthy fats can make you smarter.  Enjoy being smart today, and while you are at it, turn up your radio and sing out load.  Be obnoxiously happy and pass it on.

Healthy Protein Breakfast Options:

[list-ul type=”check”][li-row]1-2 eggs (prepared any way you like them)[/li-row][li-row]Greek yogurt with honey and/or fresh fruit[/li-row][li-row]Almond and/or soymilk (consider adding a protein powder)[/li-row][li-row]Almond and/or natural peanut butter[/li-row][li-row]Add chopped vegetables to an omelet for more fiber and nutrition2[/li-row][/list-ul]