This year I challenge everyone to make a priority to be healthy; starting with a nutritious breakfast. Too many students skip breakfast and wait it out until lunch. Most of the energy we get from dinner the previous night is used up by morning, and our blood sugar might be low making us feel sluggish and light-headed. Instead, here are some quick and nutritious breakfast items to help us focus in class, during studies, and have a boost of energy to carry out the day.
Raspberries – Considered to be the breakfast berry, 1 cup of raspberries gives back a whopping 8 grams of fiber.
Oatmeal – It carries slow-releasing carbohydrates (rare) which helps insulin levels not to spike and keeps you feeling fuller longer.
Yogurt – Yogurt is part of the top 5 foods for weight change/loss and healthy breakfast options. Save calories and unnecessary sugar with plain or Greek yogurt and if you need a little sweetness use honey, fruit, or granola.
Nuts – Also a part of the top 5 foods to promote weight loss as well as a slow-releasing carb (rare) that helps keep you feeling fuller longer just like oatmeal. High in iron and calcium.
Eggs – Compared to most carbs and fats, protein keeps you satisfied longer making you leaner and helps you lose unnecessary weight. Tip: Add bell peppers and onions to your eggs for an extra boost of nutrients.
Breakfast can make a world of difference for your day or even your week, so make the smart and healthy choice by not skipping it!
Breakfast is served at the following locations: The ADC, Wanda’s, Brisco’s, Raincross, Atrium, and The Solid Rock Cafe.