When you ask a dietician, teacher or parent her number one morning tip, it usually follows with “don’t skip breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day”. Breakfast helps you stay focused, provides necessary energy and keeps you satisfied.
With so much going on in today’s world, I, for one, have to find an easy breakfast I can grab on-the-go.
Recently, belVita partnered with Registered Dietitian Keri Gans, Life Coach Christine Hassler, and author of Eat It to Beat It David Zinczenko to provide a few tips for a healthy breakfast and a smooth morning routine. I found these tips interesting, as I didn’t know many were true:
- Recommended amount of fiber for women is 30g, and 35g fiber for men.
- A study by NPD Group Inc. found that Americans have an average of just 12 minutes a day for consuming breakfast. That is about half the time we spend on lunch (28 minutes) or dinner (24 minutes).
- Eating breakfast sets the tone for the day because it gets our blood sugar up which makes our brain function better the rest of the day. It gets our metabolism going. It reduces cravings later in the day. And it puts us in a better mood.
- Dietary fiber from whole grains, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.
With these tips in mind, it’s a no brainer that I have a box of belVita Bites in my pantry at all times! It’s a convenient option for mornings when I am running out the door. They are available in two different flavors, with each pouch providing 230 calories, 4g of fiber, 20g of whole grain. The fact that they are individually wrapped is just an added bonus!
Keri Gans, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Spokesperson and Media Personality says, “A serving of belVita (which has @20g of whole grains/serving and 4g fiber per pack), with a low-fat Greek yogurt and a serving of fruit, can be the perfect grab and go complete breakfast.”
David Zinczenko, New York Times best-selling author of Eat It to Beat It! and the Nutrition and Wellness Editor at ABC News, “Being that people today have no time to cook, they are looking for options with nutrition’s latest buzzwords – protein and fiber. belVita paired with a serving of non-fat yogurt and fruit hits on protein, fiber AND whole grains.”
Christine Hassler, life coach and author, “Doing something 40 days in a row moves it from a change to a habit. Making a complete breakfast a habit starts today.”
For more information about belVita food products, check them out online at: www.BelvitaBreakfast.com