A Better Breakfast Makes a Better Day

One of the meals that need careful planning is breakfast. It should be the most important meal of the day for everyone.

Eating a sensible, satisfying breakfast helps keep energy up and provides the nutrients needed to maintain blood sugar at a stable and normal level.  A better breakfast is one sure way to a better day.

Breakfast should provide about one-fourth of the nutrients needed daily  and should contain all of the necessary nutrients.  Many people make the mistake of eating a very light breakfast or totally skipping it.  When ten o’ clock comes and they feel they’re drained of energy, they wonder why.  Some call a cup of coffee their breakfast.  A cup of coffee does not contain enough nourishment for the morning.

Preparing better breakfasts is a challenge to homemakers.  The stereotyped breakfast of bread and butter and coffee offer no interest.  A good breakfast should include a protein food such as egg or milk, toasted bread and a fruit such as a banana will provide the needed nutrients.

Cereals are a very good source of food energy.  Some of them such as oatmeal and whole-grain wheat, contain a fairly large supply of protein.  This makes them good body building foods.  Most cereals, however, are made up largely of energy-producing carbohydrates.

Eggs are good protein food but one should avoid eating too much.

Though fruits are a bit expensive, there are fruits in season that are reasonably priced. You just have to look around.  Always include vitamin C rich foods.