Health Benefits of Breakfast

Breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day. Even so, trends suggest that fewer Americans are regularly eating breakfast. Studies support various benefits of regular breakfast consumption, including its contribution to daily nutrient intake. Some studies also report that those who consume breakfast more frequently are more likely to have a healthy body weight. Breakfast may also benefit cognitive function and school performance. Orange juice and fresh citrus is a breakfast staple and a nutritious addition to any healthy breakfast.

Benefits of citrus for breakfast

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Publications

  • The benefits of breakfast for children and adolescents: Update and recommendations for practitioners. (Rampersaud GC. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2009;3:86-103.)  http://ajl.sagepub.com/content/3/2/86.abstract 
  • Breakfast habits, nutritional status, body weight and academic performance in children and adolescents. (Rampersaud GC, et al. Journal of the American Dietetic Association.  2005;105:743-760.) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15883552
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