David Zinczenko is the editor-in-chief of Men's Health magazine and author of the book Eat This Not That for Kids, which compares two food choices and provides the healthier option. Some of the book's answers are downright shocking!
You've certainly heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. David says it's important for weight loss too. "People who skip breakfast altogether are 450 percent more likely to become overweight," he says.
So what are the healthiest breakfast foods? Surprise! David says eggs and bacon is one of the best breakfast options around. "Eggs are the magic bullet of weight loss," David says. "Studies show that if you start your morning with a high-quality protein source, you're going to burn 65 percent more calories throughout the day. You don't want to have more than one or two eggs, but this is a great way to start your day."
One thing to be leery of at breakfast time is healthy-sounding buzz words currently being touted on packages. "Things like 'multigrain' bagel—that only means there are different grains used. They may still be refined grains," David says. "'Whole grain' is much better."
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Another important item in a healthy breakfast is fiber. "I think if you're going to send your kids to school and have them do well, you ought to be eating foods with a lot of fiber in them," Dr. Oz says.