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A Power Breakfast to Fuel the Active Dental Professional

October 22, 2014

8 Reasons to Eat a Healthy Breakfast:

  1. Optimal Weight: The National Weight Control Registry reported that 78% of people who maintain a healthy weight eat breakfast everyday
  2. Lower Diabetes Risk: The American Heart Association reported that people who eat breakfast are less likely to develop diabetes.
  3. Better Mood: kipping breakfast in the beginning may add some euphoria to your drive but eventually leaves you flat and often irritable later in the morning
  4. Portion Control Mastery: Have an easier time controlling their caloric intake throughout the day than those who don’t, Paul Chek Exercise Scientist (How to Eat Move and Be Healthy)
  5. More Athletic: People who eat a healthy are better able to enjoy more physical activity.
  6. Energy Boost: A healthy breakfast can provide your body with the fuel to kick start your day
  7. Boosts Brain Power: Eating breakfast improves learning and memory in children
  8. Focus: The American Dietetic Association, reported people who eat breakfast are more productive and have an easier time focusing

It’s so easy to justify missing breakfast if you are a busy professional with a demanding schedule and full life. I have done it in the past myself: getting up with little time to spare and grabbing a quick coffee & muffin for energy and zooming out to the office. But I also note that I was 225 pounds in 1995, overweight and had fallen off track with my commitment to personal health and wellness. I didn’t feel authentic sharing wellness tips and talking whole body health with my patients and I knew something had to change. Here’s a simple recipe for a morning protein smoothie to give you a POWERFUL KICK START to your busy day (of course some of you might have some ideas of your own and enjoy smoothies already):

  • Water (filtered)
  • Ice
  • Whey protein (grass fed cows being the ideal source)
  • Fruit (mixed) or frozen mixed berries
  • Almond butter (adds a nice texture and a good source of fats
  • Flax oil (a good source of essential fats)

Mix in a small personal blender (e.g. Magic Bullet) and enjoy right away or drink on the go. I also keep a blender at the office so I can enjoy a limited version of the protein smoothie at work (e.g. chilled water, some Greek yogurt and whey protein powder).

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