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Health Tip: Make Time for Breakfast

Start your day with a healthy meal

(HealthDay News) -- Many people don't eat breakfast because they say they don't have time or think it's a way to save on calories and lose weight. But breakfast can be a very healthy way to start your day, the Nemours Foundation says.

People who eat breakfast, especially children, tend to eat healthier throughout the day and often weigh less than people who skip the day's first meal.

What you eat is important, so you should make healthy choices for breakfast. Try to eat lots of fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins. Eggs, fruit smoothies, and whole-grain pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and cereals are healthy choices for breakfast.

If you're in a hurry, the Nemours Foundation suggests quick snacks like yogurt, fruit, or whole-grain muffins. For a healthy snack, try mixing cereal, pretzels, nuts, and dried fruit as opposed to prepackaged breakfast pastries or doughnuts that are high in fat and sugar.

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