Health Nugget : July 14, 2018

BECAUSE OF THE EPIDEMIC of obesity in this country it is stated that the current generation will be the first in modern history to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents!

        You have heard the adage,  “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper.” There is a lot of truth in this statement. Inspiration tells us, “And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.” (1 Kings 17:6) God made sure Elijah had a good breakfast every day. And, “The habit of eating a sparing breakfast and a large dinner is wrong. Make your breakfast correspond more nearly to the heartiest meal of the day.”(CG390.2)  Eating a nutritious breakfast each day is associated with better verbal auence, improved problem solving, better scholastic abilities and improved energy.  It also aids in weight loss. 

YOU KNOW you should eat a good breakfast every day, right? And that breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day in terms of quantity and caloric content. But what constitutes a good breakfast? A good traditional breakfast would consist of a whole grain cereal with soy, rice or almond milk, (there is really no reason to drink cow’s milk in 2018), 1–2 slices of whole grain bread, 1–2 tablespoons of nuts or a tablespoon of nut butter and five servings of fruit. Alternatives may include grits, tofu, whole grain toast, 5 servings of fruit and several nuts. Many prefer eating what you might consider dinner foods for breakfast such as brown rice, beans, greens, yams, etc. Whatever your preference is, the most important thing is to eat a good breakfast! Why not make it a habit of eating a nutritious breakfast every day; for better health.

 So, if you want better grades for your children or grandchildren, if you desire better physical, mental and spiritual health, make sure to start your day with a good breakfast!