Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Adults may have been told it's okay to skip it (especially when you want to sleep in or are running late to work).
It contains oleic acid, which helps heart health, lowers cholesterol, and maintains blood pressure.It's rich in lutein, an antioxidant that reduces cataracts and macular degeneration.
Like Dr. Hayag, many doctors eat eggs for breakfast. Not because he's a millennial, Dr. Paull jokes, but because eggs are a good source of protein, he tops his avocado toast with two sunny-side-up eggs. Pediatrician Alison Mitzner, MD, says a protein-rich breakfast prevents cravings.
Unless it's white toast, doctors don't eat avocado on toast. On busy weekday mornings, Dr. Paul may eat only toast with butter. He specifies 100% multigrain toast.
It boosts potassium, which helps balance sodium intake, she says. The sweet and salty combination gives her a quick energy boost and keeps her full until lunch.
He also stirs it into oatmeal (see below). Brittany Robles, MD, OB-GYN, and NASM certified personal trainer for pregnant and postpartum women in Brooklyn, New York, likes to stir it into her oatmeal as well— to make what she calls "Power Oats" (see below).
Doctors also like oatmeal. Dr. Favini adds walnuts, chia seeds, and antioxidant-rich blueberries. As part of intermittent fasting, he skips breakfast (more on that below).
Dr. Mitzner makes a high-protein smoothie with almond milk and almond butter, or Greek yoghurt. Either way, it's easy and protein-rich. Not all smoothies are protein-based. Dr. Landsman mostly uses fruit and almond milk, but he adds protein-rich flaxseed. Here are more flaxseed smoothie benefits.