They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why I eat it for dinner and lunch, too. Then “they” say that you can’t possibly do that, but I say that it’s important to have dreams, big dreams. So “they” said ‘phooey on that.’ I may never see eye to eye with “them,” but there is one thing that we can all agree on: Breakfast is important.
A study out of the University of Missouri published in the Journal of Obesity adds more evidence to that consensus. They found that teenagers who ate high-protein breakfasts, on average, cut 400 calories from their diets and lost body fat mass. Protein’s ability to satiate hunger has been well documented.
Nearly sixty percent of young people skip breakfast, possibly because they are young and rebellious and think they know everything which drives their parents crazy. But smart eating habits are developed early in life, and since twenty-one percent of US teens are obese, it’s a situation that may have, at least, a partial solution–eat more protein for breakfast and more breakfasts in general.
The twelve-week study looked at three groups of teenagers. One group ate a high-protein breakfast (35 g), the second group ate a normal-protein breakfast and the last group continued to skip breakfast. Those who consumed the high-protein breakfast cut calories and body fat. The other two groups gained body fat. The high-protein group also had stabler glucose levels than the other two groups.
ProPeas is AIM’s all-natural, vegan protein supplement that provides 12 grams of protein per serving. It tastes great in almond milk, and makes a great addition to any breakfast, no matter your age.