We’ve heard for years, ‘don’t skip breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day.’ But what if you are not hungry, what do you do?

A nutritionist told HuffPost that breakfast helps to break the overnight fast and helps to kickstart and fuel your day. Eating breakfast also helps you to feel less ‘hangry’ later. Another important aspect of breakfast is that it forces you to make more mindful food decisions later on in the day, too.

More than 25% of people don’t eat breakfast. Almost 70% say they won’t wake up before 8am to make something to eat.

According to the nutritionists who spoke with HuffPost, it is best to eat something within two hours of waking up. There are multiple health benefits to this including promoting heart health, a healthy weight, steady blood pressure, and cognitive function.

I’m rarely ever hungry in the morning, and that’s a big reason why I don’t eat breakfast food. But, an important thing to remember is breakfast does not have to be a complex meal. Nutritionists says this could be fruit or yogurt, or a protein shake.

Are you a breakfast person? What’s your go-to breakfast in the morning?

Source: HuffPost

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The Best Food Festival in North Carolina and South Carolina

  • South Carolina - Boiled Peanut Festival In Bluffton

    Who knew there was a whole festival to celebrate a Southern favorite?!  The town of Bluffton, South Carolina hosts the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival each September.  The event has live music, a boiled peanut cook-off… and of course, all-you-can-eat-boiled peanuts.  There are sellers from all over the country who come to Bluffton to compete for the coveted title: “Best Nuts in Town.” Looks like this year’s event is scheduled for September 24, 2022, at the Historic Heyward House.

  • Georgia - The Georgia Apple Festival In Ellijay

    Ellijay is located in North Georgia, and they claim to have the best apples.  The Georgia Apple Festival website says Ellijay is the heart of Georgia’s apple country.  The festival is always the second and third full weekend in October. Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. The 2022 Georgia Apple Festival is happening October 8th-9th and October 15th-16th at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds. Enjoy a little bit of all things apple! Plus arts and crafts, an antique car show, and more.

  • North Carolina - The NC Oyster Festival In Ocean Isle Beach

    All things oysters can be found at the NC Oyster Festival in Ocean Isle Beach.  The festival takes place at the start of the oyster season each October.  There are fun competitions- like oyster-eating, shucking, and an oyster stew cook-off.  Many local restaurants get involved to showcase dishes for visitors to try. Plus you can enjoy live music and arts and crafts with many local vendors too. It takes place at Town Center Park in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.  This year’s event is set for October 15th and 16th.

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  • Tennessee - Dollywood's Flower And Food Festival In Pigeon Forge

    This festival is a great way to experience the beautiful colors and flavors in the Smoky Mountains! With over 500,000 flowers throughout the park and fresh dining options from Dollywood chefs, this is a great way to celebrate spring.  Some featured foods include fresh berry and lavender funnel cake, beef bulgogi nachos, and blood orange lemonade. This year’s festival kicks off on April 22nd and goes through June 5th. Learn more on their website.

  • Florida - EPCOT International Food And Wine Festival In Orlando

    Disney World and a food and wine festival? The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is a Florida favorite.  The event is much longer than most festivals, running from mid-July through mid-November.  Dozens of food booths represent the various countries, and each booth features a few dishes and drinks to enjoy!