We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but few of us treat it as that. In fact, too many of us skip breakfast all together or grab an unhealthy option, like a donut or cookie, when in a hurry to get to work or get the kids to school. You may not realize that your morning eating habits may be affecting the condition of your skin.
The importance of eating a healthy breakfast cannot be overstated. Skimping on breakfast (or eating a breakfast that is devoid of nutrition) can mean skimping on important calories and nutrients in the morning that your body needs to get through the day. Moreover, healthy breakfast habits are crucial to maintaining healthy skin and taking control of skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. As the saying goes, you are what you eat – and what you eat can show on your skin.
What to Eat
A healthy breakfast should generally include both protein and fiber. Protein can come from eggs, beans, low fat meat or dairy. Fiber can be found in whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Eggs, whole grain toast, fruit and oatmeal are all great options for breakfast.
What to Avoid
Avoid sugary cereals, pastries, and white breads whenever possible. Your body digests these items quickly, which means you will become hungry and tired quickly. Doctors also recommend that psoriasis and eczema sufferers limit their coffee intake. We suggest trying green tea or a healthy smoothie with breakfast instead.
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