Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day and rightfully so. Dr. Edward Hill explains why in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not only fueling you up for the days activities but also revving your mind, strengthening your muscles and helping you manage the pounds.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give you:

A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Improved concentration in the classroom or office.

More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity, and

Lower cholesterol levels.

Eating breakfast can help control your appetite for the rest of the day, especially a high-protein meal that makes you feel satisfied longer. Protein also contributes to lean muscle mass in our bodies that burns more calories and keeps us strong.

The perfect breakfast has three parts: whole grains, produce and protein.

Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but especially for children and adolescents. The American Dietetic Association found that children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground.

Enjoy early morning eating and have a healthier day.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.