What Makes a Good Breakfast?

As a high school student who is often rushed in the morning, I find it difficult to always prepare my body for the day. Maybe I’ll grab a piece of toast or get a bowl of fruit but that isn’t exactly the best way to give my body the energy it needs to start the day. Based on personal experience and some research, here’s what I think is important and necessary for a good breakfast.

  1. Protein. Whether that’s through dairy products, nuts, or eggs, it’s important to pack your breakfast with proteins. Proteins help you feel fuller for a longer amount of time.
  2. A variety of foods. Different types of milk, meat and meat alternates, as well as a variety of fruits are important for a good, healthy breakfast. You want a variety so that there’s a variety of nutrients as well.
  3. Smoothies. Smoothies are easy to make and you can get really creative with them. To add on, smoothies are great for when you have to get out of the house quick. They make a great to-go breakfast.
  4. Fruit. In a smoothie, in a salad, or just straight from the container, fruit is awesome. It’s super filling and good for your body. Be careful though as fruit does contain sugar and consuming too much may not be the best thing for your body. As long as you live a healthy lifestyle and stay active, you should be just fine.
  5. Not skipping breakfast, ever. As a high school student, I know a bunch of kids that just don’t eat breakfast. They claim there isn’t enough time or they’re not hungry or they just didn’t want to. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s important to give your body what it needs to start the day and then get through the day. You want to be able to function properly and keep your metabolism and digestive tract in a rhythm and steady, so don’t skip a meal, especially breakfast.

It’s definitely important to have a wide variety of foods on your plate at breakfast and it’s also important to always eat breakfast. Even if you don’t have time to eat a full breakfast, give yourself something to fuel your body. Eating a good breakfast helps get you on the right track for a good day and helps the struggles of being hangry from staying away.

Have a good week!

What Makes a Good Breakfast?

Did You Know: Fruit

Fruit is one of my favorite food groups. I really enjoy how sweet and delicious the many different types can be. The variety of the amazing food group available always keeps me on my toes and allows me to never get sick of it. There’s a lot people don’t know about the well-known food group, so here’s a few things you might not know about fruit.

-A strawberry isn’t actually a fruit, but a banana is.

-Bananas are slightly radioactive. They are slightly radioactive because they contain potassium and potassium decays over time.

-Cucumbers AND tomatoes are fruits. Legally in the US, the tomato is dubbed a vegetable, but botanically it’s a fruit. WHAT?!

-Grapefruit can cause dangerous reactions inside the body with certain prescription medications. Yikes!

-Cranberries bounce.

-One pomegranate can hold more than 1,000 seeds! That’s a lot to eat!

-Despite the Ocean Spray commercials, cranberries do not grow underwater. Cranberries actually grow on trailing vines, similar to strawberries.

-The skin of fruit contains many valuable nutrients and vitamins good for the body, so sometimes it’s not a bad idea to leave the skin on!

I hope you didn’t go bananas after this post. Fruit is a great, healthy snack if you’re ever looking for something to munch on. There’s also some pretty weird fruits out there and those are always fun to try, so explore your options and go eat some peaches or apples!

Did You Know: Fruit