Going to the doctor's office can be overwhelming. The questions they ask make you want to lie and give them the answer they want to hear.
Dr. Monique Tello, a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, says when eating a bowl of cereal, or a bagel, or a donut, or sausage and bacon, your body believes it's eating dessert.
The processed carbohydrates and sugars within the "typical" breakfast will cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to rise. With an increased insulin level and blood sugar spike, it will be easy to repeat this pattern for the rest of the day. It's especially dangerous for people who are prone to weight gain or diabetes.
The animal fats such as sausage, bacon, and butter can clog up your arteries and lead to strokes and heart attacks. So, Tello has come up with an easy go-to breakfast everyone should indulge in.
Tello said to make sure your breakfast has plenty of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. These three items will keep you full longer while keeping your blood sugar at a healthy level. Luckily, the ingredients are portable, meaning with very few items needed you can enjoy your breakfast on the go.
Tello's breakfast consists of fruit, yogurt, nuts, seeds, or grains. Simple! Mix it all together, and now you have yourself a healthy parfait.
There are people who are not always hungry in the morning, and Tello says that’s OK. She also believes that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. Contrary to what we grew up believing, many studies are showing that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day.
“For most healthy people, their bodies are going to tell them when they need fuel,” Tello told the Today Show. “When you do have fuel, it should be healthy, especially your first meal of the day, regardless of what time it is.”
Will you be trying this new breakfast meal? I think I will be! Share with your family and friends and see what they think! In other news, more than 550,000 dishwashers have been recalled due to fire hazard. Do you have one?