A breakfast rich in protein and fiber increases concentration and productivity.
We all lead busy lives. As we add more and more to our daily routines, we sometimes sacrifice things that are important. Breakfast is one of those things. Even when we don't skip breakfast altogether, we often just grab a doughnut and cup of coffee on the run. But that doughnut is full of sugar and empty calories that wreak havoc with your blood sugar and set you up for a mid-morning crash.
How to Avoid the Mid-Morning Crash
Kathleen Zelman, Director of Nutrition for WebMD, tells us that a breakfast rich in protein and fiber will make us feel full for hours. These nutrients contain the essential components to stabilize our blood sugar and avoid cravings.
Other Benefits of a Protein-and-Fiber-Rich Breakfast
Studies have shown that a breakfast high in protein and fiber improves both performance and concentration. It also provides more strength for physical tasks throughout the day.
Purdue University researcher Wayne Campbell, PhD, says that "Protein blunts your hunger the most, and is the most satiating."
A healthy breakfast should contain a variety of foods, including lean protein, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy.
Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Keep You Productive
Luckily, you don't have to get up an hour early each morning to cook yourself a nutritious breakfast high in fiber and protein. In fact, you can do it in less than five minutes with Quaker Real Medleys. Their Apple Walnut Oatmeal contains 21 percent of the dietary fiber and six percent of the protein you'll need all day. Chock-full of walnuts, apples, cranberries and wholesome multigrains, it even comes in its own microwavable bowl so you can quickly make it at the office on those particularly hectic mornings. Quaker Real Medleys are also available in three other tasty and satisfying breakfast combos: Cherry Pistachio, Peach Almond and Summer Berry.Content by Cherri Megasko.