September Is Build a Better Breakfast Month

Friday, September 23, 2011

It is most likely true that you have been told from a very young age that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, what happened along the way? When did two cups of coffee become an appropriate breakfast? This is the month to start over and build a better breakfast. Not only can breakfast be the most important meal of your day, but the best tasting one too. From egg whites to whole grain cereals to fresh fruit breakfast can taste great and be healthy. Since time is a problem for most, you may want to consider cereal bars high in fiber and yogurt cups, which will keep you full and will still be healthy.

-With September being National Breakfast Month it’s a good time to remember that breakfast didn’t earn the title of “most important meal of the day” for nothing. Knowing this, the folks at the Almond Board of California have come up with the “Morning of Good Intentions” program that includes breakfast recipes, tips from registered dietitians and the latest almond research news that can all be found at Adding almonds to breakfast is just the extra boost a bowl of cereal; a cup of low-fat yogurt or a slice of whole wheat toast needs to go from good to even better. In fact, in a recent study released in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, February 2011 by Dr. Richard Mattes, it was found that eating a breakfast upgraded with almonds (a low glycemic index food) aided in stabilizing blood glucose levels for the better part of the day -- while also keeping study participants satiated for a longer period of time.

-Fall means the beginning of a new school year and in turn means hectic morning routines. Jamba® All Natural Smoothies provide a better-for-you, convenient breakfast option that fits busy back-to-school schedules. The newest smoothie flavor, Caribbean Passion®, combines mango, peaches, strawberry and passion fruit flavors. The smoothies contain real fruit and non-fat yogurt that when blended with apple juice produce a genuine Jamba® smoothie right at home.

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