Balanced Breakfast

Below is an example of a nutritionally balanced breakfast

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JOLT OF JUICE
Orange juice is full of nutrients. A single eight-ounce serving of orange juice contains all the vitamin C that the body needs for one day. OJ is a good source of potassium, folate, and thiamine too. Orange juice also contains more than 60 phytonutrients, which researchers believe help keep the body healthy.

GRAIN AND DAIRY COMBO
Grains in cereal are a terrific source of carbohydrates, the starches and sugars that the body converts into energy. Other nutrients that cereal provides include fiber, protein, zinc, folic acid, iron, and B vitamins. Add milk to cereal, and you’ll get the calcium that your body needs to strengthen its bones.

BANANA BONUS
As with vegetables, fruits strengthen the body’s immune system. They are packed with antioxidants that decrease your risk of heart disease, lower your blood pressure, and help prevent cancer. In particular, bananas are a great source of potassium, an essential mineral to maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Bananas are also a good source of calcium and they even help you maintain your eyesight.

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