Eat Breakfast for Heart Health

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You’ve been told numerous times to never skip breakfast. Your body needs fuel after fasting all night while you were sleeping. Breakfast gives you the energy you need to make it to lunch time without feeling hungry, weak and grumpy. But did you know that eating breakfast might help reduce your risk of heart attack? According to the Harvard Heart Letter, eating a breakfast that includes whole grains reduces your risk of having a heart attack.
A healthy, low-fat, heart-friendly breakfast should include whole grains, such as oats, high-fiber cold cereal with milk and fruit and 1 cup of yogurt with walnuts or almonds. Whole grain muffins, including wheat, oats and barley with low-fat milk and peanut butter supply your protein and grain requirements. English muffins with low-sugar or no-sugar-added fruit spread is also a heart-healthy choice for breakfast. Try an egg white omelet with low-fat cheese, fresh bell peppers and whole wheat toast and oranges. If you are running late for work, you can always blend up a delicious breakfast smoothie with bananas, blueberries, strawberries, orange juice and some kiwi. Toss in some broccoli for extra nutrients and antioxidants.
Eat a healthy diet and get plenty of rest and exercise to keep your body in top shape and your weight under control.
 

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