Health Advice



Pump up your breakfast

Kristen N. Smith, Ph.D., R.D.N., L.D., Environmental Nutrition on

Published in Health & Fitness

We’ve heard the old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” right? Although I would argue that it’s not necessarily always more important than lunch or dinner, there is a wealth of evidence in favor of including breakfast on a regular basis. Several studies have noted a range of benefits associated with starting your day with breakfast:

It’s important to remember that not all breakfasts are created equal — a muffin or a donut to start your day likely doesn’t contribute the same benefits as more balanced meals. Here are some ways to boost the nutrition in your breakfast.

There are many breakfast-building tips available for review. The following list captures a handful of strategies that can be used to create a balanced and nutritious meal to start your day.


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