One of my favorite healthy eating tips is incorporating fruit into my breakfast. (My tip was actually published in Shape magazine back in 2005!  :mrgreen: ) In addition to being nutritious and delicious, eating fruit for breakfast starts your day off on the right foot. It’s so much easier to select healthy foods throughout the day when your first meal includes something nutritious like fruit. Fruit is also low in calories and high in fiber, so it keeps you full and may help you eat less during the day (if you’re trying to lose weight). Fresh fruit has lots of beneficial antioxidants and phytochemicals, which research suggests, may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of many diseases, including cancer and other age-related diseases. Finally, fruit is exactly what your body needs for energy first thing in the morning. Fruit is easy to digest, and the sugar from fruit (glucose) is in a form that your body can quickly turn into energy. Make sure you combine your fruit with some sort of whole grains as well as protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied all morning long.

Tina Haupert
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