Ok, when your parents say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day we really should listen to them. A recent study of 93 Latino children with a family history of type 2 diabetes revealed that skipping breakfast added more abdominal fat to those children who skipped eating breakfast regardless of what the total body fat or the daily calorie intake of the children was. As a note deep abdominal fat is a risk factor for insulin resistance and diabetes..... Breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult or too involved. We all know how hard it is to get out of the house in the morning. Yogurt topped with fruit or whole wheat toast with peanut butter would be a good start. Also, smoothies are fun...try this one
Pretty in Pink Smoothie
around 3/4 cup of raspberries
2/3 cup cranberry juice
add in some ground flax seed if you like
Nutrients in this smoothie (without the flaxseed) are beta-carotene, biotin, folic acid, vitamins b1, b3, b6 and c; calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and sulphur.
Who knew you could get all that in one quick whip of a blender!
Source: Diabetes Forecast, November 2009