April 21, 2021

 

Kinetiq Health has started a new series called, Better Health in 90, to bring you health tips in 90 seconds or less from our expert clinical team.

This month we’re focusing on nutrition. From diet cleanses to easy breakfast meals, Apex Benefits Jacquie Vail, RD will share expert advice for all your nutrition needs. In this video, she explains how to make an easy and nutritious breakfast a part of your daily routine.

Read on for more information!

Nutrients to Include in Your Breakfast

Out of all meals, breakfast seems to be the most controversial.

It became popular to skip breakfast in the mornings because of lack of time, lack of appetite or it seems like too much work. However, there are many benefits to eating breakfast that might change your mind about skipping it.

Breakfast doesn’t have to be a big meal cooked on the stove. There are easy ways to get nutrients quickly in the morning.

Here are a few items you’ll want to include to make a balanced breakfast and why:

  • High fiber source of carbohydrates – Carbs often have a bad reputation, but they’re your body’s preferred source of energy. Eating high-fiber carbs will keep you fuller, longer. Oats and whole-grain bread or toast are great examples of carbohydrates that are high in fiber.
  • Protein – Like fiber, protein helps to fill you up. It’s also great for muscle growth and recovery. Any type of nut butter, yogurt or cottage cheese are great sources of protein. In nut butters and yogurt though, make sure they are low in added sugars.
  • Fruits and Vegetables – A wide variety of fruits and vegetables contain the necessary vitamins and minerals that help with your immunity and give you energy, like Vitamin C and Vitamin B12. Adding fruits and vegetables can be as easy as adding spinach to your morning smoothie or fruit to your yogurt.

Breakfast is very important for refueling your body from a long night’s rest. You need the energy from food to get through your morning! Making it simple and planning it out will help keep you consistent with eating breakfast.

Weekly Recipe

Blueberry Overnight Oats

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Jacquie Vail, RD, CHWC

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