If looking young and feeling healthy is important to you, all of your food choices can impact those goals. And since breakfast is the first meal of the day, what and how you choose to eat can set your day up for healthy choices later on so that you continue to choose foods that will benefit any anti-aging efforts, including fiber and antioxidants.
“Breakfast gives you an opportunity to hit your fruit and veggie goals for the day, and can provide you with dietary fiber and antioxidant-rich food,” says Roxana Ehsani, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Adds Jonathan Valdez, RDN, owner of Genki Nutrition and a spokesperson for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,”It gives you an opportunity to (not only) add vegetables (peppers, onions, mushrooms, and more) and protein such as in omelets. With vitamin A, protein to make collagen, vitamin C, and other antioxidants, it can help you not only feel younger, but energetic.”
So, whether you skip it completely, or make poor nutritional choices, you may be missing out on opportunities to keep looking and feeling younger. Here are six of the worst breakfast habits that might be aging you, according to dietitians. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, don’t miss The #1 Best Juice to Drink Every Day, Says Science.