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The Advantages of Eating a Good-For-You Breakfast

Breakfast is known as 'the most important meal of the day,' research has shown many health benefits to breakfast, let's talk about 'em 👇

Energy ☀️ Eating breakfast boosts your energy levels and restores your glycogen levels ready to keep your metabolism up for the day.

Essential vitamins, minerals + nutrients ☀️ Breakfast foods are rich in key nutrients such as folate, calcium, iron, B vitamins and fibre. Breakfast provides a lot of your day’s total nutrient intake. In fact, people who eat breakfast are more likely to meet their recommended daily intakes of vitamins and minerals than people who don’t.

Control your weight ☀️ The first meal of the day keep can help weight gain away, so don’t skip breakfast to manage your weight. Research suggests that adult breakfast skippers are at greater risk for obesity and weight gain, while breakfast eaters tend to have healthier weights. According to findings from the National Weight Control Registry, almost 8 in 10 adults who maintain a 30+ pound weight loss for at least a year eat breakfast every day.

Boost your brainpower ☀️ Skipping breakfast can lead to you feeling a bit sluggish and struggle to focus on things. This is because your brain hasn’t received the energy (glucose) it needs to get going. Studies suggest that not having breakfast affects your mental performance, including your attention, ability to concentrate and memory.

Reduce the risk of illness ☀️ Compared with people who don’t have breakfast, those who regularly eat breakfast tend to have a lower risk of both obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Invest into yourself and gain the benefits of breakfast 👏 And if you do skip breakfast, try a nutritious snack such as Elevated Oats gluten free gourmet granola straight out of the bag, fresh fruit, or veggies + hummus to help you through that mid-morning hunger.

Ok, but let's nerd out on how awesome oats are real quick 🤓

Oats are a good source of carbs, fiber, high quality protein, with a good balance of essential amino acids. They are loaded with important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant plant compounds.

Oats have 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of fiber in 1 cup. This same serving has only 303 calories.

This means that oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat 🥳

We elevate oats with REAL fruits and #alaskangrown vegetables, superfood nuts + seeds, and natural sweeteners. Plus, every batch is hand-crafted in South Anchorage, Alaska ❤️ by two women veteran 🤩

How do you do breakfast? 🤔 Share with us in the Elevated Oats Community!

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