Get Enough protein at Breakfast

Get Enough Protein at Breakfast

It can be tricky to get enough protein at breakfast, since most of us don’t sit down to a chicken breast or block of tofu in the morning.

First, home in on main protein sources: egg whites, lean meat (such as Canadian bacon), plain Greek yogurt (which has more protein than regular yogurt), milk, nuts, beans, and reduced-fat cheese.

Second, don’t forget about the smaller amounts of protein you can get in other foods, such as whole-grain breads and vegetables.

The last thing to keep in mind is heart-healthy choices. “Diabetes increases your risk of heart disease, so you want to do everything you can to keep your heart as healthy as possible,”. Limit sodium and fat, and add more fiber with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables for a hearty — and heart-healthy — start to the day.

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