2 Foods You Should Really Be Eating at Breakfast (and Probably Aren’t) (Page 4)

Whole Grains

2. Whole Grains

Half of your grains are supposed to be whole, says the USDA—a guideline most Americans have a tough time meeting. Plus, eating a breakfast that includes whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole-grain cereals or whole-wheat bagels and toast (which are slower-burning or low-glycemic-index carbs)—instead of “white” carbs, such as refined cereals, white bagels and bread, pancakes and muffins made from all-purpose flour—has been shown to help kids concentrate and pay attention. I don’t see why the same wouldn’t apply to adults.

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