One of the most logical places to evaluate a patients’ nutrition status is with breakfast, yet many Americans are increasingly denying themselves of this valuable meal.
A whopping 93 percent of adults agree that breakfast is a key component of a healthful diet, according to the IFIC Food & Health Survey (1). Yet 56 percent of Americans don’t eat breakfast daily.
Some nutritious breakfast options fit almost any budget. Take oatmeal for example. At only about 40 cents per serving, whole grain oatmeal provides essential nutrients, including B vitamins, iron, and fiber, which is lacking in most Americans’ diets.
The recommendation to eat a daily breakfast has been a mainstay of nutrition advice for generations – and for good reason. There is strong support linking a multitude of health benefits to breakfast. Eating breakfast regularly is associated with better heart health, lower body weight and improved overall diet quality (2).
The meal most likely to boost your patient’s overall nutrition is breakfast, but what can you do when your patients balk over the very idea of breakfast? Check out these common reasons people list for skipping the morning meal with strategies for overcoming them.
The first meal of the day is also one of the most beneficial for overall health. Discover how breakfast delivers benefits for heart health, diet quality, weight management, cognitive performance and more.
If your patients skip breakfast in their efforts to lose weight, read this article to help teach them why the opposite is true. Eating breakfast daily is an essential practice for maintaining a healthy body weight.