Fuel-Up & Eat Breakfast Washington

Why You Should Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Is it the last thing on your morning to-do list, or even worse, are you skipping the most important meal of the day? If you're skimping on breakfast, you could be missing out on many health benefits. After all, there is no better way to start your morning off right. Next time, when you're thinking about skipping— remember to break for breakfast.

A healthy breakfast helps you:

  • Refuel your body.
  • Boost brainpower so you can be more alert and productive at school or work.
  • Build a better body by kick starting your metabolism and increasing your vitamins and minerals.
  • Have lower cholesterol, which may reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Be more physically active.

What makes a breakfast healthy?

That's easy. You'll want to make sure you eat one of each of the types of foods below.

A healthy breakfast includes:

  • Whole grains.
  • Low-fat protein.
  • Low-fat dairy.
  • Fruits and vegetables.

Together, these foods give you complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein and a small amount of fat — a combination that packs big health benefits and can leave you feeling full for hours.