15 Reasons to Start Eating Breakfast Today

Millions of Americans skip breakfast, but experts say it's the most important meal of the day. Here's why. (16 Photos)

Mindy Hermann on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:57PM

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15 Reasons to Start Eating Breakfast Today

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Get the Nutrients You Need

The nutrients that we don’t get enough of -- vitamin D, calcium, potassium and dietary fiber -- are abundant in traditional breakfast foods. Instead of popping a multivitamin and calling it a morning, mix and match breakfast foods that deliver all four nutrients. Whip up a smoothie with low-fat milk (vitamin D and calcium) plus banana and berries (potassium and fiber). Or go for half a cantaloupe (potassium) topped with yogurt (vitamin D in some brands, and calcium) and fiber-rich breakfast cereal.

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