The Self-Improvement Chronicles: The Breakfast Club

Our task for this week was to eat breakfast. Now, the Jolly Librarian has always been puzzled by those who skip breakfast. Why would anyone give up an opportunity to eat, especially one that is socially and medically approved? It makes no sense.

So why should you eat breakfast? Well, according to one of the articles in one of our handy-dandy health databases, the advantages are numerous:

  • Reduce risk of obesity and high cholesterol
  • Decrease insulin resistance (a condition that increases risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease)
  • Improve performance on memory-related tasks
  • Minimize impulsive snacking and overeating at other meals
  • Increase intake of essential nutrients that are rarely replenished by other meals of the day
  • Enhance school performance in children and young adults

In fact, there is a plethora of articles about the benefits of breakfast. For those of you who are  not breakfast eaters (you alien creatures), here’s an article with some ideas for you.

In this task, our team excelled:

  • Emily eats oatmeal most mornings with flaxseed and fruit.
  • In her usual creative way, Pam has been making breakfast shakes. Here’s Tuesday’s: Parsley-Kale-Strawberries-Banana Breakfast morning Shake (If you follow Pam’s example, you will need to add a toothpick to later remove the parsley and kale from your teeth.)
  • The Jolly Librarian always has a bowl of cereal and a cup of tea.

Our grades for this week:  All A’s!

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