If you think breakfast is a waste of time, think again.
“Aside from the direct association with cardiovascular risk factors, skipping breakfast might serve as a marker for a general unhealthy diet or lifestyle, which in turn is associated with the development and progression of atherosclerosis,” said senior author Jose L. Peñalvo, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. “Our findings are important for health professionals and might be used as a simple message for lifestyle-based interventions and public health strategies, as well as informing dietary recommendations and guidelines.”
Does this mean it’s ok to scarf down stacks of butter-slathered flapjacks and bacon strips to start off each day? Um, no. You should, however, focus on healthy breakfast options like oatmeal, fruit, eggs and protein shakes to get your engine revved each morning.
Don’t have a lot of time to whip up a healthy breakfast before heading out the door? Try one of these quick and easy-to-prepare muscle-building breakfast recipes.
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