7 Breakfast Foods That Give You The Most Energy So You Can Start Your Day Like A Boss

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You've probably heard your entire life that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It turns out that it's not just something your mom said to get you to eat before school: According to Rush University, when you eat breakfast your body has more fuel throughout the day. What's more, there are myriad breakfast foods that give you energy, which means there's plenty to choose from. Christy C. Tangney, Ph.D., a clinical dietitian at Rush University Medical Center, said on the school's website that people who skip breakfast are more likely to have less energy.

"Much of the research just makes good common sense," Dr. Tangney explained. "If you start with a healthy, satisfying meal in the morning you're less apt to nibble on less nutritious things during the day, which we often do out of hunger — you grab the first or easiest thing in front of you." I mean, seriously, who among us hasn't skipped breakfast, become ravenous at 10 a.m., and then eaten so much for lunch they felt sick afterwards? Guilty. If you want to have more energy all day long, experts recommend foods that are high in both fiber and protein to help jumpstart your morning.