Tuesday, February 22, 2011

And the survey says...

Congrats! According to last week's poll 68% of you eat breakfast 6 – 7 days a week. And only 10.5% eat breakfast less than twice a week. Breakfast is important to help give you energy to start the day. After 6 – 10 hours overnight without food, your body needs to refuel its glucose (sugar) stores. Both your brain and muscles use glucose for energy to sustain activity throughout the day.

People who skip breakfast are often more tired and irritable throughout the day. While those who eat breakfast often have a better attitude, higher productivity, and better focus. A breakfast with sugars and carbohydrates help supply your brain and muscles with glucose for energy. Having protein in your breakfast will help to keep you feeling fuller longer.

Running short on time for breakfast? Try these easy breakfast ideas that can be prepared ahead of time and taken on the go!

*Keep slice fruit and cheese ready to go in the fridge

* Grab sandwich, a slice of leftover veggie pizza, or low-fat yogurt (Add some nuts for an extra crunch and protein)

* Try whole wheat bread or a wrap with peanut butter and fruit

* Have hard-boiled eggs ready in the fridge

* Mix up a smoothie with low-fat milk, frozen strawberries, and a banana

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