This American Lifestyle part 2

Here is our second post about this American lifestyle and how it can affect our health and the way that we feel.

Did you know that many Americans just skip the very most important meal of the day?

Yep, they just totally waste the opportunity to start their day off right. And of those who do eat breakfast, a large number of American's breakfast contains their total Daily allowance of sugars! A study done by the USDA, Food and  Agricultural Organization in 2011 showed that 73% of America's children eat sugary cereals for breakfast. And only 12% of Americans eat eggs for breakfast!

Here are a few more statistics for you about breakfast:

September 28, 2013- A study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that a big breakfast may help people with type 2 diabetes better control their hunger and their blood sugar levels. The study contrasted subjects that had 33% of their daily calories at breakfast against a small breakfast group that had 12.5% of their daily calories in the morning.
July 28, 2013 -According to a 16 year study of nearly 27,000 participants by Harvard University, men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease.

April 18, 2013-Market research firm, the NDP Group, found that over the last year the most common foods consumed for breakfast in America were: 1) Coffee; 2) Cold Cereal; 3) Juice; 4); Milk; 5) Bread; 6) Eggs; 7) Fruit; 8) Hot Cereal; 9) Tea; and 10) Breakfast Sandwiches.

April 18, 2013-Market research firm, the NDP Group, found that over the last year the most common foods consumed for breakfast in America were: 1) Coffee; 2) Cold Cereal; 3) Juice; 4); Milk; 5) Bread; 6) Eggs; 7) Fruit; 8) Hot Cereal; 9) Tea; and 10) Breakfast Sandwiches.

August 26, 2013- A study from the University of Tel Aviv found that women who ate more calories at breakfast and fewer calories at dinner increased their fertility, showing a whopping 50 percent increase in ovulation rates. The study dealt specifically with women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Now, we aren't paid by the egg company, nor are we out to destroy the donut and cereal companies. But if one looks at these statistics, you can see some of why Americans feel so tired and draggy, and are in such bad health.

Eggs are a great choice for breakfast! They are high in protein,contain 7 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin). According to studies, these carotenoids may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in older adults. As well as the fact that  brain development and memory may be enhanced by the choline content of eggs!

"But I don't like eggs!" You may say. Well, guess what? I don't either! But there is a way around the taste! Think, smoothies! Or you can opt for another high protein food such as avocado, mushrooms, nut butters, yogurts, etc. There are options, we just have to retrain our thoughts and our taste buds!

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Posted on February 12, 2015 .