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VIDEO: Protein at Breakfast

October 23, 2014

We’ve been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but are some foods better than others? University of Missouri researcher Dr. Heather Leidy says yes.

Protein can beneficially affect glucose and insulin levels and help with weight control. Most Americans are eating too much protein at dinner and little to no protein at breakfast. Leidy conducted a study demonstrating that increasing protein at breakfast helped subjects maintain better glucose and insulin levels.

The program also focused on healthier, protein-rich versions of breakfast standards such as waffles. Leidy was approached by local grocery stores, who wanted to have the healthier versions in stock, and she hopes the word will spread.