Monday, August 24, 2009

Breakfast: Start the Day Out Right

Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. After a night of sleep, in which your body rests and renews itself, you need breakfast to aid your body’s fuel producing mechanism. Breakfast gets the body going and provides the fuel you will need later in the morning. This fuel helps you to stay alert so you can concentrate in school. Research suggests that students who make time for breakfast tend to do better academically than teens who do not eat breakfast.

When planning breakfast, round out your meal with a cup of fruit and a glass of low-fat milk. Trail mixes and packaged breakfast bars can also be good as long as the sugar content is low. The ingredient list on the wrapper will tell you if the product contains added sugar. Honey, sugar, molasses, and corn syrup are a few names for added sugar.

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