The Importance of a Healthy Breakfast
A positive lifestyle starts at breakfast time. The mission of Get Adjusted Chiropractic is to help our clients live a pain-free, healthy life. A balanced diet is a vital component of overall health, as well as routine doctor visits and daily exercise. Like you prioritize your visits to Get Adjusted Chiropractic or your favorite yoga class, breakfast is another critical component of overall health and wellness. Our team at Get Adjusted Chiropractic believes a healthy breakfast starts your day off right. The age-old adage of breakfast being the most important meal of the day is something we take very seriously!
Why Eat Breakfast?
A hearty breakfast is the foundation of your day. Just like a good night’s sleep, a balanced breakfast prepares you for your busy day ahead! A healthy breakfast is an easy way to eat a portion of your daily fruits, vegetable, and protein servings early on in the day. Your body needs a certain amount of calories to operate. A great way to stop yourself from grazing the kitchen mid-afternoon or searching for a midnight snack is to consume healthy calories at breakfast time.
“The body needs these essential nutrients to function correctly. Research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, these nutrients are less likely to be compensated for later in the day,” states Dr. Justin Lewis. Your first meal of the day, if done right, provides you with the right amount of vitamins and nutrients to keep you alert throughout the day. Start by incorporating a healthy breakfast into your routine this week and see if your energy levels increase!
“Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day,” explains Dr. Justin Lewis. “It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school.”
What Comprises a “Healthy” Breakfast?
A “healthy” breakfast combines carbohydrates, fiber, healthy fats, and proteins. These will keep you full until lunchtime and help fuel your day with the energy needed to handle your packed schedule. A majority of healthy breakfast options are simple and easy to prepare whole foods. If you’re like us, we understand that you do not have much time to cook a full meal while also getting ready for your day! Eggs are a great source of protein alone and paired with fresh vegetables or a side of whole-wheat toast. Homemade smoothies are a simple, delicious way to get your servings of fruit or vegetables and can be made with Greek yogurt. If you’re low on time in the mornings, chop your veggies or blend your smoothies the night before.
How Does Eating Breakfast Help Overall Health?
The foods we eat correlate to our long-term wellness directly. Be sure that you are giving your body the right nutrients it needs by choosing the right breakfast foods. Ingredients high in protein keep you full for longer, to avoid unnecessary snacking throughout the day. Greek yogurt and other foods with live cultures house probiotics promote gut and digestive health. Fresh fruits are, of course, a great source of vitamins!
“Breakfast foods tend to be a great source of important nutrients, such as calcium, iron, and B vitamins, as well as protein and fiber,” says Dr. Justin Lewis.
What Does the Get Adjusted Chiropractic Eat for Breakfast?
“Since I’m normally at the office by 7 am, I need a quick, on-the-go breakfast. I normally pack one cup of mixed frozen fruits (blueberries, strawberries, or cantaloupe), two hard-boiled eggs with avocado, and air fried turkey bacon.” -Dr. Justin Lewis
“I start the day with organic yogurt with mixed berries and a freshly made green drink, packed with kale, green apple, and cucumbers! I feel the green drink keeps me full until lunch and packs a punch with a boost of energy to get me through the day.” -Penelope, Office Manager
Prevent long term pain with Get Adjusted Chiropractic! Book an appointment online today or call our office at 845-809-8300 to schedule a visit with Dr. Justin Lewis.