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September is Better Breakfast Month

    Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.

    Adelle Davis, Nutritionist, Best Selling Author

    The International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science says that the adage breakfast is the most important meal of the day was questioned by science for decades. (Find out why in our article Of Course I Want To Eat Cereal for Breakfast.)

    But after a 2013 study that discovered men who skipped breakfast had a 27% higher risk of coronary heart disease, breakfast reigns supreme once again.

    Dr. David Agus, doctor to the stars, one of the world’s leading cancer researchers and author of A Short Guide to a Long Life tells us the reasons why breakfast is so important – in only one minute.

    Eating on a Schedule Promotes Weight Loss

    They recommend consuming 15-25% of our energy intake in our morning meal.

    Men

    625

    calories

    Women

    500

    calories

    Children

    550

    calories

    The Journal of the American Dietetic Association reported that breakfast is often a non-meal, especially for growing children. 20 percent of children and 32 percent of adolescents were found to be breakfast skippers.

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    When our kids were in high school, our daughter got up early to beautify herself, but the 2 boys showered the night before so they could stay in bed as long as possible. “Got no time for dat,” was their breakfast motto.

    I always had fruit available, and they would grab a bottle of chocolate Ensure as they ran out the door to catch the bus. I felt like I was still a “good mom” because Ensure contains 1/3 of their daily requirement of nutrients.

    *This is a statement of fact. We have not been sponsored by Ensure.

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