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8 Breakfasts to Improve Your Energy and Mood - Intro

By Temma Ehrenfeld @temmaehrenfeld
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August 25, 2017

Starting the day right, even when you’re rushing, can up your energy level. 

For years, we’ve been told that skipping breakfast sets you up for weight gain, but there’s contrary evidence. In the end, what counts is how much you end up eating all day. Still, there are other benefits to breakfast. If you routinely skip breakfast (or tend to grab a bagel, Danish, or egg and bacon sandwich), try eating one or more or a mix of these eight better options. After two weeks, see if you notice a difference in your energy and mood. 

 

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When you’re rushing

Whole grain toast with almond butter. Be sure your bread is 100 percent whole grain and doesn’t contain extra sugar. Almonds may be an especially good bet for dieters, research suggests. Prefer peanut butter? Peanuts are also good for you, but peanut butter didn’t have the same benefits in one large Dutch study of older adults.

 

 

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Updated:  

April 09, 2020

Reviewed By:  

Janet O’Dell, RN