Protein is important. And most women don’t eat enough protein at breakfast. Nestlé Health Science Global Nutrition Translator, Fariba Roughead, PhD, RD, talks about how to boost your protein intake at breakfast.
Our final installment of our three-part series on nutrition for baby boomer women highlights five breakfast recipes with 24 or more grams of protein.
Getting enough protein can be a challenge at breakfast. According to Fariba Roughead, Nestlé Health Science Global Nutrition Translator, “Breakfast is the meal busy women over the age of 50 are most likely to shortchange in terms of protein. A bagel with cream cheese just isn't going to cut it if your goal is to stay as active as you can.”
For other meals like lunch, getting enough protein is easy. Toss four ounces of grilled chicken into a salad and you have packed over 30 grams of protein in your lunch. But common breakfast foods often have lower levels of protein. For example, a large egg only has 6 grams of protein.
Three tips for powering up breakfast protein
Want more specifics? Expand the infographic to get five high protein breakfast suggestions from Nestlé Health Science Nutrition Translator, Fariba Roughead.
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