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A good breakfast makes a difference

“Eating breakfast is beneficial for me because it provides the energy and nutrients I need to make it until the end of my day,” said Boone McIntosh, a sophomore studying health science. “It helps my body to start functioning at its fullest right from the beginning.”

Christian Bandley, a freshman studying business management, said it is easier to focus in his classes if he has eaten a good breakfast that morning.

He said eating breakfast always makes his body and mind feel better

“If I go to class without eating food, that is what I will think about the entire time,” Bandley said. “I get very distracted.”

Bandley said he has mild hypoglycemia so eating a good breakfast is crucial for him.

He said it helps his body and mind function properly.

“If I don’t eat, my body will suck up the energy, and I will pass out,” Bandley said.

One who eats a healthy breakfast may experience improved concentration, better grades and better weight management, according to the Healthy Eating Web page of the SFGate .

Matthew Fisher, a senior studying construction management, said he tries to make a healthy breakfast every morning.

“I like to start my day off with a breakfast that includes French toast, bacon, hash browns, strawberries and juice,” Fisher said.

A good breakfast includes whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables, according to MayoClinic.

Some suggested grains include bagels, hot or cold whole-grain cereals and low-fat bran muffins, according to MayoClinic.

Peanut butter and hard-boiled eggs provide substantial protein, and milk, yogurt and cheese fulfill dairy requirements, according to MayoClinic.

One can eat frozen fruits or smoothies as an alternative to fresh fruits, according to the MayoClinic.

Andrew Pierson, a sophomore studying business management, said he only has time to eat breakfast on the go.

“I generally eat granola or oatmeal every morning,” Pierson said.

He said he likes these food items because they are high in calories and fiber and low in sugar.

“If I don’t eat breakfast, I get pretty hangry, and that’s bad for everyone,” Pierson said. “I become like a dinosaur roaming around.”

Beverly Hyatt Neville, a dietician and health educator, said in her article, “Nourishing Our Bodies and Our Spirits,” that she has learned of a correlation between the attitudes and actions one has toward food and their spiritual health.

“If we are watchful in our approach to eating, we will see opportunities to apply the principles of service, gratitude and wise judgment,” according to the article.

Bandley said he thinks the healthier one eats, the better he or she will feel in regards to their spiritual health.

“Without discomfort and pains, I think that can lead you to be better able to feel more spiritually minded,” Bandley said.

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